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Trooper Claude Thomas Redman enlisted on the 10th March 1915 in the 7th Reinforcemets of the 6th Australian Light Horse (6ALH) Regiment. At time of enlistment he stated that he was a 31 year old labourer, address stated to be Jerrys Plains in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. He died of wounds on 18th May 1918, perhaps as a Prisoner of War (POW) and his name appears on the Basra Memorial in Iraq, suggesting he has no known grave. His brother, Walter John Redman, enlisted on 17th July 1916, transferred to the 35th Infantry Battalion, 9th Brigade, and was Killed In Action (KIA) at Villers-Bretonueux on 6th April 1918. He is buried in the Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, France. It is very sad to know that two brothers enlisted in the AIF, one in the ALH and the other in the Infantry, and then to be both killed in action within six weeks of each other. Somewhere there are two bronze death plaques commemorating these two fallen heroes. One can only hope that these death plaques and the two brothers' medals are still in the Redman family. Hoping this is of some assistance to you. Best regards for Christmas and the New Year ahead in 2002.