Chatteris WW1 Soldier Frederick William Freeman (5896). Chatteris Remembers Biography
Name: Frederick William Freeman No 5896, No.9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) Died: 25th September 1916 Frederick was born in Chatteris and was the son of a farmer called Andrew and his mother was called Louisa. He had three sisters and one brother. He was the oldest descendent and his sisters are called Helena, Frances and his youngest sister was Gertrude and his brother was Frank. In 1911 he was described as a ”farmer’s son, working on a farm” and the family lived in Bridge Street. In the war Frederick was in the 9th battalion of the London Regiment but sadly he died 25th September 1916 by a shell that exploded in the trench on the Somme, where his battalion were taking part in the Battle of Morval. We couldn’t find a medal card but he was buried in Combles Communal Cemetery Extension and his number was 5896 Project File contains: • CWGW certificate • Census for 1911 • ”Soldiers Died” • Photo of him • Photo of his grave • Extract from Cambs Times 13/10/16
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