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Regimental number5016
Date of birth--/09/1893
Place of birthBurwood, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolSt Mary's Catholic School, Concord and Christian Brothers (either Burwood or Lewisham), Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressStokes, Burwood Road, Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height 5' 9.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anna Freeman, Stokes, Burwood Road, Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 January 1916
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Anna FREEMAN
Discharge date21 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Czaritza', 16 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 15 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 21 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Was gassed and suffered severe leg injury.

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death1 January 1935
Age at death41
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, FREEMAN Jack

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