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Regimental number5089
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolPublic School, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEletrical engineer
AddressMackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Freeman, 5 York Mansion, South Hampton London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 September 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row G, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Ellis and Hannah FREEMAN, 13 Peabody Estate, Rodney Road, Walworth, London, England
Family/military connectionsBrother: Frederick Freeman, no. 3108, 48th Bn, killed age 26 on 6 aAgust 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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