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William Ellis FREEMAN

Regimental number2577
Date of birth--/03/1894
Place of birthKoroit, Victoria
SchoolState School, Koroit, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressFairy Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs V M Freeman, c/o J A Heard, Fairy Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Senior Cadets, Lt in Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF60
Promotion date: 18 March 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: Trn Mtr Bty
Promotion date: 16 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateDied of wounds 14 December 1917
Age at death23.9
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialTrois-Abres Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 9), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
19
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Emily FREEMAN, 168 Fairy Street, Warrnambool, Victoria. Native of Korit, Victoria
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917 E

Family/military connectionsCousin
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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