Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Leslie Gould Redman

In memory of
Private
Leslie Gould Redman
August 16, 1917

Military Service:

Service Number:
925422
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Division:
5th Bn

Additional Information:

Born:
June 15, 1896

Commemorated on Page 314 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
VIMY MEMORIAL ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
N/A
Location:
Canada's most impressive tribute overseas to those Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the First World War is the majestic and inspiring Vimy Memorial, which overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The Memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted. At the base of the memorial, these words appear in French and in English:

TO THE VALOUR OF THEIR COUNTRYMEN IN THE GREAT WAR AND IN MEMORY OF THEIR SIXTY THOUSAND DEAD THIS MONUMENT IS RAISED BY THE PEOPLE OF CANADA


Inscribed on the ramparts of the Vimy Memorial are the names of over 11,000 Canadian soldiers who were posted as 'missing, presumed dead' in France. A plaque at the entrance to the memorial states that the land for the battlefield park, 91.18 hectares in extent, was 'the free gift in perpetuity of the French nation to the people of Canada'. Construction of the massive work began in 1925, and 11 years later, on July 26, 1936, the monument was unveiled by King Edward VIII. The park surrounding the Vimy Memorial was created by horticultural experts. Canadian trees and shrubs were planted in great masses to resemble the woods and forests of Canada. Wooded parklands surround the grassy slopes of the approaches around the Vimy Memorial. Trenches and tunnels have been restored and preserved and the visitor can picture the magnitude of the task that faced the Canadian Corps on that distant dawn when history was made. On April 3, 2003, the Government of Canada designated April 9th of each year as a national day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Inscription – Inscription left in the underground Hill 70
  • Newspaper Clipping – Pte. Leslie Gould Redman was born in Hopton, Suffolk, England. He enlisted in the 152nd Battalion C.E.F. at Weyburn, Saskatchewan, on February 28th, 1916. His brother George Henry Redman, 118093, Fort Garry Horse, died as a result of his military service on April 1st, 1918.  Redman's other two brothers, Eric Francis Redman, 551420, and Russell Redman, 427880, survived the war.
  • Photo of Leslie Gould Redman – PTE. Leslie Gould Redman
Picture taken 1915
Enlisted with the 5th Battalion Canadian Infantry WW1
Died August 16, 1917

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