Benjamin Alfred FREESTONE

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FREESTONE, Benjamin Alfred

Service Number: 2659
Enlisted: 16 July 1915, Bendigo, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 8 May 1882
Home Town: Long Gully, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed In Action, Flers, France, 7 November 1916, aged 34 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Long Gully St. Matthews Anglican Church, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2659, 21st Infantry Battalion, Bendigo, Vic.
5 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2659, 21st Infantry Battalion
5 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2659, 21st Infantry Battalion, RMS Moldavia, Melbourne
27 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2659, 21st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
4 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2659, 21st Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
22 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2659, 21st Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm
7 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2659, 21st Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Aged 33 years, Pte Freestone enlisted on 16 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Moldavia on 5 October 1915. He was killed in action on 7 November 1916 at Flers, France.

His brother-in-law, 3867 Sergeant Arthur Strahan MM, A Company, 57th Battalion, was killed in action on 20 July 1916.

Souce: AWM