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William Henry FREELAND

Regimental number1284
Place of birthDeep Lead, Vicoria
SchoolDeep Lead State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressDeep Lead via Stawell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William Henry Freeland, Deep Lead via Stawell, Victoria
Previous military service73rd Infantry
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialHem Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 5), Hem-Monacu, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Elizabeth FREELAND, Deep Lead, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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