|Place of birth||Cooma, New South Wales|
|Address||58 Boundary Street, Paddington, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, J.S. Freebody, 58 Boundary Street, Paddington, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 9 months in Senior Cadets.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/30/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||13th Battalion|
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916, and admitted to Devonport Military Hospital (sick: slight); discharged from hospital, 27 November 1916; marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford, 30 November 1916.
Admitted to Codford Hospital, 4 January 1917 (respiratory tract); discharged from hospital, 5 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 8 February 1917; taken on strength, 13th Bn, in the field, 12 February 1917.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 February 1917 (jaundice); rejoined Bn, 1 March 1917.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 February 1917 (scabies); transferred to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 27 February 1917 (jaundice); to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 March 1917 (scabies), and transferred to Corps Scabies Hospital; rejoined Bn, 22 March 1917.
Reported Missing in Action, Reincourt, 11 April 1917.
Subsequently reported Prisoner of War (shrapnel wound, left leg)
Repatriated, and arrived in England, 30 December 1919.
Found guilty, 11 February 1919, of being absent without leave, 10 am, 2 February, to 2pm, 10 February 1919: awarded forfeiture of 9 days' pay; total forfeiture: 18 days' pay.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 3 September 1919; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 14 September 1919; discharged from ship's hospital, 23 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 13 December 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||32|
|Place of burial||Botany Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FREEBODY John Anthony|