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Alfred Roy FREEMAN

Regimental number13
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarrier
Address337 Drummond Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Alfred Freeman, 337 Drummond Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal Driver
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 13 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At 4.45 a.m. on the morning of the 8th August, 1918, immediately east of HAMEL, No. 13 Lance Corporal A.R. FREEMAN was in charge of six drays carting metal and material to the roads between our front line and the old German line. He had his men and drays on the job long before the hostile shelling had ceased, the first dray going over our own line 15 minutes after Zero. By his personal courage and disregard of danger, he set a great example to his own men and the men working on the road, and although he had several casualties amongst his horses, he yet kept the work going throughout, and greatly assisted, through his personal energies under the most trying circumstances, the successful completion of the works in hand.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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