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Victor Charles FREEBURN

Regimental number192
Place of birthMulgoa New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Freeburn, Mulgoa, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSquadron Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 30 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For devotion to duty during the period February 25th to September 16th, 1918. During the recent operations on the SOMME which, owing to the rapid advance, necessitated frequent moves forward, his untiring energy and ability in handling the personnel and stores, materially assisted in Divisional Headquarters assuming its new dispositions with the least possible delay.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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