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Henry William FREEMAN

Regimental number218
Place of birthIslington England
ReligionPlymouth Brethren
OccupationLaw clerk
Address60 Victoria Street, Lewisham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinBrother, John Wm Freeman, 2 Ashburton Avenue, Adiscombe, Croydon, England
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian General Hospital
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 19 September 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Meritorious Service Medal

'For specially meritorious service, conspicuous ability and devotion to duty. While serving in various Departments in Third Australian General Hospital this N.C.O. has given evidence of an unusual capacity for rising to emergencies and for meeting sudden and unusual demands. By his example he has inspired the men working under him to emulate his own high standard; and his cheerfulness and readiness under all circumstances together with his high personal character have been a standard and example of utmost value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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

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