John Albert FREESTONE

FREESTONE, John Albert

Service Numbers: 665, T20513
Enlisted: 19 February 1916, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Australian Provost Corps
Born: Lower Piper, Tasmania, Australia, 8 February 1893
Home Town: Barrington, Kentish, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shop assistant/Farm labourer
Died: Tasmania, Australia, 26 February 1983, aged 90 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Carr Villa Memorial Park, Tasmania
Lawn Cemetery, Callistemon, Gum Tree Feature
Memorials: Kentish Municipality Honour Roll Mural, Municipality of Kentish Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

19 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 665, 40th Infantry Battalion, Claremont, Tasmania
1 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 665, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart
1 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 665, 40th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Jan 1917: Wounded Knee
1 May 1917: Wounded 2nd occasion
8 Jun 1917: Wounded 3rd occasion (gas)
2 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 40th Infantry Battalion
4 Oct 1917: Wounded Third Ypres, 4th occasion GSW (left leg)
24 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 665, 40th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

4 Dec 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN T20513
9 Dec 1941: Enlisted Private, SN T20513, Australian Provost Corps , Hobart, Tasmania
28 Dec 1942: Discharged Private, SN T20513, Australian Provost Corps

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Biography

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon


Mother
Mary Frances Webster Proctor
1862–1954


Spouse
Myrtle Myrie Scott Freestone
1902–1988 (m. 1921)


Children
Reginald John Freestone
1921–1993
Clarence John Freestone
1928–1988