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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

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.

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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