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1670597   Sergeant Alexander Henry Freeburn
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/09/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 514 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 22/05/1944 (Died on Active Sevice)
Age: 28
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cookstown New Cemetery
  Cookstown, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: Sec A Grave 967
CWGC Casualty 2835102
Cookstown New Cemetery is situated at the junction of Cemetery Road and Westland Road South, Cookstown. Cookstown New Cemetery is also known as Westland Rd Cemetery and Forthill Cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
2 Molesworth St Presbyterian Church WWII Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 367
References and Links
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1 514 Squadron Details of crew and crash
2 Bomber Command Details of crew and crash
3 Photo of Alexander H Freeburn's grave
4 L/Corporal Alexander Freeburn Uncle of Sergeant Alexander Henry Freeburn
5 Lancaster II (DS633 JI-B2) Details of crew and crash
6 RAF Commands Details of crew
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Alexander H Freeburn's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023