Wesley Ernest REDFORD

Regimental number510
Place of birthKings Langley, Hertfordshire, England
SchoolGovernment School, England
Age on arrival in Australia14
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper cutter
AddressLion Mill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Ernest Redford, Lion Mill, Western Australia
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 June 1918
Place of death or woundingNear Albert, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 7), france
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Frances REDFORD, Wesleyholme, Lion Mill, Western Australia. Native of King's Langley, Hertfordshire, England
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal