Private Maurice Challis Redwood

Service number 1999
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Petersham
Death Date 1916-08-05
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Maurice Challis Redwood (1999, 18th Battalion) was a clerk from Katoomba, NSW. Although he was under 18, he enlisted on 19 June 1915 with his mother’s consent, giving his age as 18 years 4 months. Maurice was killed in action at Pozieres on 5 August 1916 and is commemorated at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. His mother wrote that he was 16 years 10 months.



Date of enlistment 13 June 1915
Date of embarkation 09 August 1915
Date of death 05 August 1916
Date of fate 05 August 1916