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John Freeland


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Freeland 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
    Unknown AWMM 41 Mountain View Road, Morningside AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Christina Freeland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Master Mariner/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Heart attack AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Freeland was Skipper of ss Simplon owned by Auckland City Council. The trawler was chartered by the New Zealand Government in 1918 for minesweeping and the crew including Freeland were provided with the charter. They were assisted by Royal Australian Naval Brigade (RANB) which was responsible for exploding the discovered mines that had previously been laid by the german raider Wolf. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 July 1921 AWMM
    Age 48 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Non-conformist Division C Row 19, Plot 44 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Auckland Star, Volume LII, Issue 163, 11 July 1921, Page 2

    Ashburton Guardian, Volume XLI, Issue 9558, 19 July 1921, Page 6 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • In Memory of the Great-Uncle I never got to know. I am Rosemary the Grand-daughter of his sister Helen (Nell) Jackson nee Freeland
    Public - Rosemary - Other relative - 15 July 2017



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15 July 2017RosemaryLowestoft, Suffolk, United KingdomOther relative

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