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Tom Murray Freeman


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tom Murray AWMM
  • Surname
    Freeman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Tom Molloy Freeman AWMM
    • Thomas Malloy Freeman AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 307 AWMM
  • 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
    Pre 19 January 1900 AWMM Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G.R. Freeman (mother), Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 20 January 1900 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 307 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Waimate Rifles AWMM
    • E Battery AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 19 January 1900 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Groom/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 9 pounds AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Trooper Freeman was reported dead in 1900 of enteric fever and his family was informed, the town of Waimate flew flags at half-mast and a memorial service was held. He was however very much alive, and had been sent home as a convalescent on the Gothic.

    His mother, writing to Defense said this bout with enteric directly however contributed to his early death some short time later in January 1902.

    Served as Tom. Service with the Permanent Artillery not verified on his service record. Medals CC, OFS AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    19 January 1902 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    HeathcoteChristchurch AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waimate Old Cemetery, McNamaras Road, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM 000645RO AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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