from Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Date of Death:22/05/1944
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:-
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.