Service Number: 5089
Enlisted: 1 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bermondsey, London, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Electrical engineer
Died: Killed in action, Mouquet Farm, France, 5 September 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Plot VIII, Row G, Grave No. 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Townsville Railway Station Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5089, 9th Infantry Battalion
31 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 5089, 9th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of Victoria embarkation_ship_number: A16 public_note: ''
31 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 5089, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
5 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, 5089, 49th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 5089 awm_unit: 49th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-09-05

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Arthur Freeman came out to Australia from England in about 1911 with his brother Frederick Freeman. Arthur was working as an electrical engineer in Brisbane, Queensland where he enlisted. His brother Frederick was living in Perth, Western Australia and they were probably unaware of each other’s movements. They were killed in action within weeks of one another at Pozieres. Arthur, the younger brother, was reported missing then killed on 5 September 1916, aged 23, just a month after Frederick’s death, age 27.

Arthur’s remains were discovered near Mouquet Farm during 1919 and his identity disc was returned to base.

The brothers were the sons of James Ellis Freeman and Hannah Freeman, of 13 G, Peabody Buildings, Rodney Rd., Walworth, London, England.