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Alfred Garnett FREEMAN

Regimental number783
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBlacksmith
Address340 Kent Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6.25"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alf George Freeman, 340 Kent Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Queensland militia
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name9th Battalion, G Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 31), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
56
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred George and Caroline Jane FREEMAN, Garnett Villa, Yeppoon, Queensland. Native of Rockhampton
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted corporal, 13 September 1914.

Embarked Brisbane, 24 September 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915.

Reported missing in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June June 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FREEMAN Alfred Garnett

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