514 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
22/05/1944 (Died on Active Sevice)
Alexander Henry Freeburn was the son of David and Margaret Freeburn. He was born about 1916. He joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Alex flew with 514 Squadron during the Second World War. On the night of 21st/22nd May 1944, after a raid on Duisburg, his Lancaster bomber is believed to have crashed in The Wash. All eight crew were lost. Sergeant Freeburnís body was later washed ashore at and his remains were returned home to Cookstown.