Paul Milton AWMM
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WWI 12374 AWMM
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Mrs Julia Freyberg (mother), 34 McDonald Crescent, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
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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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Paul Milton Freyberg
- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
31: 16 AWMM
- Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
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