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Peter Freitas

Headstone, Grangegorman Military Cemetery (photo Mr Patrick Hogarty) - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter AWMM
  • Surname
    Freitas AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Leonce Brault Public - Margaret - Direct descendant - 22 January 2017 - family knowledge. He was born Leonce Brault but changed his name, unofficially to Peter Freitas. Freitas was his mothers maiden name. No idea why Peter.
  • Service number
    • 12/191 AWMM
    • 14/191A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    01/12/1885 Public - Margaret - Direct descendant - 26 May 2017 - Family research and NSW BDM
  • Place of birth
    Central Cumberland, NSW, Australia Public - Margaret - Direct descendant - 26 May 2017 - Family research and NSW BDM
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs T.D.C. Freitas, Seedsburg, via Landsborough, N.C. Line, Queensland, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 12/191 AWMM
    • 14/191A AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer Public - Margaret - Direct descendant - 26 May 2017 - Electoral for last address in Australia.
  • 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Drowned in the Irish Sea, from R.M.S. "Leinster" AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Delia Christina Freitas, of Warwick House, 8, Bartley St., Sydney, New South Wales.

    He died when the RMS Leinster was sunk by a German submarine in October 1918 in Dublin Bay. RMS Leinster was sunk without warning by a torpedo fired from a German submarine (UB123) 7 miles ESE from Kish Light Vessel. 176 [crew] including the Master were lost. The total loss of life was 501. There were 256 survivors who were taken to Dun Laoghaire (then known as Kingstown). AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    10 October 1918 AWMM
    Irish Sea AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Grangegorman Military Cemetery, County Dublin, Ireland AWMM NZ RC 1 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Eadie, Forbes. Troopships engaged in the Maori Wars, 1840-1865; in the South African War, 1899-1902; in the Great War, 1914-1918. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-90/38. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 248 AWMM


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22 January 2017MargaretAustraliaDirect descendant
04 September 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher