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Jack Redman
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Born 10 July 1914
Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia
Died 5 July 1945(1945-07-05) (aged 30)
Borneo, Japanese-occupied Dutch East Indies

John Robert Walter "Jack" Redman (10 July 1914 - 5 July 1945) was an Australian rugby league player who played in the 1930s.

Background[]

John Robert Walter Redman was born at Canterbury, New South Wales in 1914, and played rugby league from a young age.

Playing career[]

He debuted in first grade for University in 1933 and played 10 games for them between 1933-1934. After completing his studies, he joined Balmain in 1935 and went on to become one of the best lock-forwards in Sydney rugby league until his last season in 1940. Redman was selected for NSW City Firsts, playing in one representative game in 1939.[1]

Military career and death[]

He joined the RAAF in 1941 and did not play rugby league again. He became a squadron leader and was shot down over Borneo on 5 July 1945, 5 days before his 31st birthday.[2]

References[]

  1. Alan Whiticker/Glen Hudson: The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. (1995 edition) ISBN 1875169571
  2. Sydney Morning Herald : 10 July 1945, page 8 "Jack Redman Killed"

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