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Douglas Stephen FREEMAN

Date of birth18 March 1876
Place of birthMosman, New South Wales
SchoolNewington College, Sydney; Tamworth Grammar School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMining manager
AddressP.O., Bundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 7.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Freeman, 'Clodagh House', Rose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year and 3 months in the 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment; 1 year in the 4th Infantry
Enlistment date29 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name15th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1915
Date of death3 May 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 33), 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
75
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on St James' Roll of Honour, Sydney, New South Wales: '"He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 10:39. In memory of those associated with St James' Church who gave their lives in the Great War.' Parents: William and Luch Rose FREEMAN, Beresford Road, Rose Bay, New South Wales. Native of Marrickville, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1914.

Promoted lieutenant, 1 February 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Killed in action, Quinn's Post, Gallipoli, 3 May 1915; buried by Chaplain C. W. Wray behind the front line at Quinn's Post.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FREEMAN Douglas Stephen

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