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Michael Isaac Freeman

Born:
1882
Died:
30 Sivan 5676 (01 July 1916)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
FRE1373
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1882

Death

Date of death:
30 Sivan 5676 (01 July 1916)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension

Places

Other Organisations

Name:
Jewish Lads' Brigade
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Father's death

Michael's good character was described in the Jewish Chronicle where it was noted that he was dedicated to the care of his father throughout his illness until his death.

Obituary

After Michael’s death in 1916 Rabbi Isaac Herzog wrote a tribute to him in the Jewish Chronicle saying he was ‘man’s rarest gift, a good heart’, he also noted Michaels bravery saying ‘he was one of the first to answer his country’s call’. Furthermore Rabbi Herzog said that Michael was well loved a respected by family and friends, as well as his comrades on the front.

Family

Parents

Mother: Rhoda Freeman (female)
Father: Abraham Freeman (male)

Military Record

Military service:
British Army
Military record no.:
15579
Date enlisted/conscripted:
12 September 1914
Date discharged/death:
01 July 1916
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Assignments
Regiment:
Highland Light Infantry
Battalion/unit:
17th Battalion
Posting:
France

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Private
Date of Death:
01/07/1916
Age:
34
Regiment / service:
17th Bn., Highland Light Infantry
Cemetery:
Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave reference:
II. B. 7.
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