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Igatius John FREEMAN

Regimental number3765
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTailor
AddressMarieville, Main Road, Newtown, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J J Freeman, Main Road, Newtown, Tasmania
Previous military service14th Field Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date23 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the operations east of YPRES on 11th October, 1917, when acting as a stretcher bearer, especially in the evening during the heavy bombardment by the enemy of the line of evacuation from ZONNEBEKE to Railway Dump. Private FREEMAN courageously on several occasions carried in wounded through their fire and continued to do so until the whole number had been brought o safety. His bravery was a magnificent example to his comrades and his cheerfulness under heavy shell fire was beyond all praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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