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Samuel John FREE

Regimental number415
Place of birthCorack, Victoria
SchoolTalgitcha State School No. 3347, Victoria
AddressLalbert, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Samuel Free, Lalbert, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 15, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll415B
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of wounds at the 47th Casualty Clearing Station, Villers-Bretonneux, France.
FateDied of wounds 26 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 24), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Fanny FREE, Lalbert, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 414A Pte Albert Ernest FREE, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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