Richard Roy (Dick) FREER

Badge Number: 71828, Sub Branch: Central Eyre Peninsula
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FREER, Richard Roy

Service Number: 2151
Enlisted: 11 February 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Streaky Bay, South Austrlia, 29 September 1895
Home Town: Elliston, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Yaninee, South Australia, 2 September 1957, aged 61 years
Cemetery: Wudinna Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: EllistonM*
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World War 1 Service

11 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2151, 10th Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2151, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2151, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2151, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
30 Jul 1918: Wounded "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"
6 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2151, 10th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

My Grandfather

Richard Roy FREER (also known as Dick FREER) is my Grandfather on my mother's side. He had four children. They are: Vonnie, Eileen (my mother), Richard and Marjorie.
I can still remember him. He had a farm in the Mt DAMPER area with the closest community being Yanninee on Eyre Peninsula.
He is buried in the Wudinna cemetery.

Geoff GROCKE
18/03/2015

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Biography

"...2151 Private Richard Roy Freer, Born 29 September 1895, near Streaky Bay, South Australia. enlisted 10th infantry, 6th Reinforcements, 10 February 1915. Served Gallipoli and France. Wounded in action, 13 April 1916, admitted to hospital "shell shock" July 1916, wounded in action, 30 July 1918. Died Yaninee, 2 September 1957." - SOURCE (collections.slsa.sa.gov.au)