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John Robert FREER

Regimental number4649
Date of birth13 November 1897
Place of birthSassafras, Tasmania
SchoolNorthdown State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSassafras, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation17.10
Height5' 4.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr W Freer, Sassafras, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 9 June 1917
Age at death20.4
Place of burialWesthof Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 15), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
155
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Francis and Mary FREER, Devonport, Tasmania. Native of Northdown
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsStated age to be 18.1; correct age 17.10.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FREER John Robert

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