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Charles Henry FREEMAN

Regimental number3300
Place of birthLongreach, Queensland
SchoolLongreach State School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKent Street, Teneriffe, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M. Freeman, Kent Street, Teneriffe, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service7th Infantry (5 years)
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Place of enlistmentFraser's Hill, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
FateDied of disease 23 October 1918
Place of death or woundingRouen, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot II, Row W, Grave No. 9), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Henry and Winifred FREEMAN; husband of Muriel FREEMAN, Herbert Street, Rosalie, Brisbane. Native of Longreach, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Rejoined 15th Bn, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 6 March 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 4th Division Signal Company, 18 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Found guilty, 25 August 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight, 21 August 1916, until 24 August 1916: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 7 days' pay.

On leave to United Kingdom, 28 June 1917; rejoined unit, 8 July 1917.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 11 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 10 August 1918; rejoined unit, 27 August 1918.

Admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 7 October 1918, and transferred to No 41 Stationary Hospital the same day (valvular disease of the heart); to No 37 Casualty Clearing Station, 10 October 1918 (debility); to No 27 Ambulance Train, 16 October 1918; to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 16 October 1918 (scabies).

Died, No 1 Stationary Hospital, 23 October 1918 (bronchial pneumonia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FREEMAN Charles Henry

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