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9634   Lance Corporal Alexander Freeburn
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/06/1892
Died: 18/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Alexander Freeburn was born in Killymoon Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone and was a son of David Freeburn. Prior to enlisting, Alexander, worked as a solicitorís clerk in Omagh. He joined the Army in Cookstown in 1910 and was drafted into the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He went with them to China and later was stationed in Secunderabad in India, and later at the Gallipoli Peninsula, Dardanelles in April 1915. Lance Corporal Freeburn was killed in action on the 18th May 1915 while the 1st Inniskillings were holding the line between Ghurkha Bluff and Big Nullah on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: C-119
CWGC Casualty 602979
Take the road opposite the Kabatepe Museum to Helles/Alcitepe. After 14.2 km's, take a right turn at the 'T' junction to Twelve Tree Copse and other Helles cemeteries. After 14.3 km's take the left fork and the cemetery will be found on the right after 15.4 km's. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery is in the Helles area, about 1 km south-west of the village of Krithia.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
3 Second Presbyterian Cookstown Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 57
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Freeburn family 1901 census lists Alexander as age 9, living with the family at house 6 in Aughlish, Oritor, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Freeburn family 1911 census does not list Alexander as living with the family at house 9 in Aughlish, Oritor, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Sergeant Alexander Henry Freeburn Nephew of L/Corporal Alexander Freeburn
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Alexander Freeburn's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023