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Edward Cave Freeman

Information about birth

Year of birth:
1893
Place of birth:
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

General information

Profession:
Assistant postman

Army information

Country:
England, United Kingdom
Force:
British Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Rifleman
Service number:
371004
Units:
 —  London Regiment, 1/8th Bn. (Post Office Rifles)  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
19/07/1917
Place of death:
Hooge, Zillebeke, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
24

Cemetery

Oak Dump Cemetery
Plot: /
Row: D
Grave: 9

Distinctions and medals 3

Points of interest 1

#1 Place of birth

My story

Edward Cave Freeman was an assistant postman born in Cambridge, UK. Rifleman Freeman was part of the 1/8th Battalion London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), 140th Brigade, 47th Division. Around the 19th of July 1917 his battalion was doing tours of line duty in front of Hooge and its old sector with headquarters near Spoilbank. On that day 5 soldiers and 2 Second Lieutenants were killed, 10 soldiers wounded. Rifleman Edward Cave Freeman was one of them. He was buried at Oak Dump Cemetery, where he is still remembered today.

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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/160681/EDWARD%20CAVE%20FREEMAN/
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Naval and Military Archive
http://www.nmarchive.com
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Nn. History of the Post Office Rifles 8th battalion City of London Regiment : 1914 to 1918. Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd, 1919. 16-7
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The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk
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