|Place of birth||Millicent, South Australia|
|Other Names||REDFORD, John Allen|
|School||Public School, South Australia|
|Address||20 Gosbell Street, Paddington, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||John Redford, Mt McIntyre, via Kalangadoo, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the South Australian Infantry Regiment; discharged on leaving the state.|
|Place of enlistment||Randwick, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Age at death||25|
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 13), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: John and Mary REDFORD. Native of Millicent, South Australia|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3160 Lance Corporal George Rees REDFORD, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 January 1915.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.
Reported missing, 2 May 1915.
Court of Enquiry, held at Tel el Kebir, 11 January 1916, concluded fate as 'Killed in action, 2 May 1915'.
Red Cross File No 2250801I, Miss Vera Deakin, Red Cross Society, to 3160 Pte G.R. REDFORD, 55th Bn, 5 April 1916: 'Trusting that the realization that he took part in the heroic landing and died fighting for his country will be of a little comfort to you.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, REDFORD John Alan
Red Cross File No 2250801I