• George Redding

Army / Flying Corps

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  • Birth

    Benalla, NSW, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stories and comments
    • Pop Redding
    • Posted by aussiedigger1, Saturday, 14 March 2020

    In Memory Of Trooper George "Pop" Redding, 8th Light Horse Regiment. The photograph of Trooper Redding was taken in 1918, captioned 'An Australian Light Horseman collecting anemones near Belah in Palestine'. Trooper Redding enlisted from Benalla, Victoria, on the 28th of August 1915, stating his age to be 44. He was in fact 57, making him nearly 61 at the time of this photograph and one of the oldest enlisted men in the AIF. This incredible iconic photograph was captured by Captain Frank Hurley, the well-known Official Australian war photographer in WW1. I found a death notice in 'The Age' newspaper (Melbourne) dated Saturday the 10th of August, 1935. Redding – On the 6th August, at Beulah (suddenly). George (Dad), beloved husband of the late Isabella, and son of the Thomas and Ellen Redding, Samaria, late 8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, aged, 78. Lest We Forget. Information and photograph came from the Australian War Memorial. Image file number AWM P03631.046.