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Walter FREEBAIRN

Regimental number55
Place of birth176 Burton street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
SchoolCrown Street Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTailor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinBrother, A Freebairn, c/o Brown and Dureau, Exchange Chambers, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24.6
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 19), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
23
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Isabella Morgan FREEBAIRN
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 8397 Pte Archibald FREEBAIRN, 5th Depot Unit of Supply, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919; Harry and Alexander FREEBAIRN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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