Friday, 14 September 2018

W Freeman Q120090

The following entry is from They Answered The Call.  Click here for the contents page.


Service number: Q120090.  Age: 50 years 7 months.  Enlisted: 1 Jul 1941.
Occupation: Caretaker.  Next of kin: (wife) Mrs Jessie Freeman.
Address on enlistment: Bribie Island.

Jul 1942: Woodford, Queensland. An Australian Army Motor Transport 
Company on the road between Woodford and Caboolture.[1]

Service Summary:
20 Dec 1941: 15 Garrison Battalion, served at Gaythorne, Townsville and in the field.
“Raised in 1940 in Queensland, the 15 Garrison Battalion was responsible for Internal Security duties. The unit was disbanded in 1944.”[2]
25 Dec 1943: Discharged.

Life Summary:
William Freeman was the eldest son of Edward Henry Freeman Snr (1863-1940) and Janet McAllister McGill (1864-1935) and was born 16 Oct 1890 at Toorbul. Bill served in the First World War [2809] – see that entry in previous section.

During 1943, William Freeman’s daughter Janet Freeman married Major Bruce Mackenzie who was stationed at the Amphibious Training Centre at Toorbul Point.

William Freeman, aged 96, died 18 Oct 1986 and was buried at Redland Bay Cemetery.[3]

[1] Australian War Memorial Photo Collection 026383
[2] Virtual War Memorial Australia 15th Garrison Battalion (QLD)

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