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: Elliston War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2151, 10th Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2151, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2151, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2151, WW1 First World War Embarkation Roll - Richard Roy Freer Service number: 2151 Rank: Private Roll title: 10 Infantry Battalion - 1 to 8 Reinforcements (December 1914 - September 1915) Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 Date of embarkation: 23 June 1915 Place of embarkation: Adelaide Ship embarked on: HMAT Borda Ship number: A30
4 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 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, 2151, 10th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

15 Mar 1943: Enlisted Wudinna, SA

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for 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)