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SGT Alexander Henry Freeburn

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SGT Alexander Henry Freeburn

Birth
Death 22 May 1944
Burial Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Plot Sec. A. Grave 967.
Memorial ID 171718638 View Source
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from Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Navigator
Service No:1670597
Date of Death:22/05/1944
Age:28
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 514 Sqdn.
Grave Reference:Sec. A. Grave 967.
Cemetery: COOKSTOWN NEW CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of David and Margaret Freeburn, of Cookstown.

Thanks to Contributor: AWS (50440296) for the following information:-
from https://www.cookstownwardead.co.uk/
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 Freeburn’s body was later washed ashore at and his remains were returned home to Cookstown.


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  • Created by: Alison
  • Added: 23 Oct 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 171718638
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/171718638/alexander-henry-freeburn : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Alexander Henry Freeburn (unknown–22 May 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 171718638, citing Cookstown Cemetery, Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland ; Maintained by Alison (contributor 46917968) .