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George William FREEMAN

Regimental number1600
Place of birthHackney England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTram conductor
AddressMiddlesex, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Miss Lily Freeman, 72 Junction Road, Lower Edmindton Road, Middlesex, England
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentTrooper
Unit nameAustralian Remount Unit 2, Squadron 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number28/3/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded 1 May 1917)

Recommendation date: 22 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 15th April 1917 the 43rd Battery was being heavily shelled, when in position near LONGATE. Private FREEMAN showed great courage and devotion to duty in attending to the casualties, throughout the whole period under heavy shell fire. he materially steadied the remainder of the men during the bombardment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals:Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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