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Oscar Freyberg

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O. Freyberg

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Oscar AWMM
  • Surname
    Freyberg AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
    Royal Navy AWMM
    Collingwood Battalion Royal Naval Division AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Oscar Freyberg was a son of James and Julia Freyberg.

    The Freybergs migrated to New Zealand and moved to Wellington in 1891.

    Four brothers served in WW1: Oscar Freyberg (RNVR) killed 1915; Cuthbert Freyberg (2/91); Paul Milton Freyberg (12374) died of wounds 1917 and Bernard Cyril Freyberg (4006) who went on to serve in WW2 as well.

    The Yachting Monthly, August 1917. " But to Oscar Freyberg of Wellington, New Zealand, and some time Lieutenant in the Naval Division, belongs the credit of the M.L. Patrol as far as its inception is concerned, and I think it is due to his memory that he should receive full credit for it."

    RNVR Served with Collingwood Battalion on Gallipoli killed in action at the 3rd Battle of Kirthia - Older brother of Bernard Freyberg - on Helles Memorial - name also recorded on Wellington Cenotaph age 34 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    4 June 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial name
    Helles Memorial, Turkey AWMM

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25 February 2015MaxNew ZealandResearcher
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