Redford, Thomas Harold (Major, b.1880 - d.1915)

Accession Number PR85/064
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Diary, Papers
Maker McGrath, William
Redford, Thomas Harold
Place made Australia
Date made 1914-1915; 1985
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/021/021
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

Collection relating to the service of Major Thomas Harold Redford, 8 Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Australia, at sea, Egypt, Gallipoli, 1914-1915. Collection consists of a photostat copy of a diary kept by Major Redford from September 1914 to August 1915 and a typescript transcription of this diary. Entries were made in the original diary after Redford's death (7 August 1915) and are believed to have been made by Major William McGrath, 8 Light Horse Regiment, AIF.

History / Summary

This diary contains numerous brief references to men who served with Major Redford in 8 Light Horse Regiment, many of whom died on 7 August 1915, during the Charge at The Nek.

Biographical notes: Major Thomas Harold Redford, 8 Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 7th August 1915. Age 34. Son of Thomas and Isabel Redford; husband of Ruth Redford, of Kaikora, 49 Middlehead Rd., Mosman, New South Wales. Native of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia.