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William Joseph FREEMAN

Regimental number313
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 4.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWm Freeman, 19 Thompson Avenue, Camberwell, London, England
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the East Surrey Regiment, British Army.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 August 1915
Date of death15 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 2), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Joseph and Evelyn Frances FREEMAN, 19 Thompson Avenue, Camberwell, London, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to Mena Hospital, 16 February 1915 (venereal disease).

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915; rejoined Bn, 31 May 1915.

Killed in action, 15 August 1915.

Buried, Shrapnel Valley, by Rev W.E. Dexter, 16 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FREEMAN William Joseph

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