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Paul Milton Freyberg

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Paul Milton AWMM
  • Surname
    Freyberg AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12374 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Julia Freyberg (mother), 34 McDonald Crescent, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12374 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
    Unknown AWMM Law Clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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

    New Zealand writer Elsdon Best, which Paul Freyberg says were often quoted by his father, Bernard. They were written in 1917 to mark the death of Bernard’s brother Paul, who was a friend of Best’s. Paul died fighting with the 1st New Zealand Division near Ypres.

    Today the lonely winds are loose

    And crying goes the rain.

    While here we walk the field they knew

    The dead who died in pain.

    The fields that wait the slow hours long

    For sounds that shall not come.

    In other fields, in other earth

    The laughing hearts are dumb. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 June 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne, France AWMM IV. A. 7. AWMM
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Memorials

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Sources

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