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REDFERN, George Frederick Walter

poppy-20px(Pte) George Frederick Walter Redfern

Private George Frederick Walter Redfern  1974, a Porter from Short Street, Rosewater, South Australia, prior to enlistment 8 March 1916 aged 29, he embarked with the 50th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 July 1916.

Regimental number 1974
Place of birth Croydon, Sydney, New South Wales
School Public School and Technical College
Religion Methodist
Occupation Porter, SAR
Address Short Street, Rosewater, South Australia
Marital status Married
Age at embarkation 29
Next of kin Wife, Mrs Ethel May Redfern, Short Street, Rosewater, South Australia
Previous military service Nil
Enlistment date 8-Mar-16
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 50th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/67/3
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 July 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 59th Battalion
Fate Died of wounds 11 June 1917
Place of death or wounding Messines, Belgium
Age at death 31
Age at death from cemetery records 31
Place of burial Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 68), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,  
  Australian War Memorial 151
Miscellaneous information from  
  cemetery records Parents: Herbert and Emily REDFERN; husband of Mrs E. REDFERN, Short Street, Rosewater, South Australia. Native of Katoomba, New South Wales
Family/military connections Nil
Other details  
   
War service:  Western Front
 Medals:  British War Medal, Victory Medal
 

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