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Frank William FREESTONE

Regimental number537
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
SchoolAuckland, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressBaxter Road, Mascott, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinJohn Freestone, Marmion Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed as a Cadet in Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment date7 November 1914
Place of enlistmentCharleville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Squadron
FateKilled in Action 10 November 1917
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death28
Place of burialGaza War Cemetery (Plot XXVI, Row B, Grave No. 1), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ada A. FREESTONE, 11 Arawa Street, Kyber Pass Road, Auckland, New Zealand
Family/military connectionsBrother: John, killed in Palestine.

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