Daniel “Jack” Freeman

Australia Military Forces


BIRTH: 3 September 1893
Burwood, NSW
DEATH: 1 January 1935 Western Suburbs Hospital, Croydon Park, NSW
DEATH: 1 January 1935
Western Suburbs Hospital, Croydon Park, NSW


RESIDENCE: "Stockbridge", Liverpool Rd Burwood, NSW



Jack Freeman was registered at birth as Daniel Freeman. Likewise his death registration also appears as Daniel Freeman. When he was married, he was recorded as John Freeman.

While playing football, he was known as Jack Freeman and also when he enlisted for the First World War.

Jack spent two seasons with Wests and played three First Grade games. His first opportunity came in round fourteen of the 1913 season. He was brought into the team after five Wests players were absent due to representative duties. His next First Grade appearance was in rounds thirteen and fourteen of the 1914 season.

He enlisted with the AIF in January 1916 and was posted to the 20th Battalion A Company. Jack embarked for Europe in September 1916 and after a period in England he was posted to France in February 1917.  Jack was in France for most of that year but also saw action in Belgium before returning to France at the start of 1918.

A month before the Armistice Jack received a gun-shot wound to the left leg. His battalion was engaged at Beaurevoir France, in an offensive against the German defence behind the Hindenburg Line. He was evacuated to the Beaufort War Hospital, England where he saw out the war.  He returned to Australia in May 1919.

Jack Freeman died in the Western Suburbs Hospital, Croydon Park, NSW in January 1935.

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