John Robert FREER

FREER, John Robert

Service Numbers: 4649, 3374
Enlisted: 26 August 1915, Claremont, Tas.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sassafras, Tasmania, 13 November 1897
Home Town: Sassafras, Latrobe, Tasmania
Schooling: Northdown State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, France, 9 June 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Westhof Farm Cemetery
Plot II, Row B, Grave 15, Westhof Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium, Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Latrobe War Memorial, Moriarty Northdown State School Honour Board, Northdown Roll of Honour, Sassafras Methodist Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4649, 12th Infantry Battalion, Claremont, Tas.
13 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 3374, 26th Infantry Battalion
13 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 3374, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ajana, Hobart
8 Feb 1916: Involvement Private, 4649, 12th Infantry Battalion
8 Feb 1916: Embarked Private, 4649, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Melbourne
9 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, 4649, 52nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William Francis and Mary FREER, Devonport, Tasmania