Wednesday 25 March 2009

Private Charles Freeman

Born on 15 April 1890 in Carshalton, England - next of kin listed as Robert Freeman, Wellington, Surrey, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 8.5 inches, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 7 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410739) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 27 May 1916.

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