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Full Name
John Freebairn
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
John
Surname
Freebairn
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
24/141
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Next of Kin
J.G. Freebairn (father), 36 Walters Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Jackson's, Otira Line, New Zealand
Military District
Canterbury
Body on Embarkation
2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
A Company
Embarkation Date
9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
247
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
19 May 1916
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France
Grave Reference
I. B. 40.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
Archives NZ source
Military personnel file
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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