Rfn Freeman Edward Cave

  • Year of birth: 1893
  • Place of birth: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Date of death: 19/07/1917
  • Place of death: Hooge, Zillebeke, Belgium
  • Cause of death: Killed in action (K.I.A.)
  • Age: 24
  • Profession: Assistant postman
  • Religion: Unknown
  • Country: England, United Kingdom
  • Rank: Rifleman
  • Service number: 371004
  • Enlistment date: Unknown
  • Enlistment place: Unknown
  • Last known unit: London Regiment, 1/8th Bn. (Post Office Rifles)
  • Force: British Expeditionary Force


Distinctions and medals 3

1914-15 Star Medal
British War Medal Medal
Victory Medal Medal

Additional information

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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