John Roland Freeman
Contributed by: Duncan Fitch, on 2008-11-11
|First Name||John Roland|
|Year of Birth||1895|
|Year of Death||1917|
|Regiment||Royal Northumberland Fusiliers|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Clapham, Greater London|
John Roland's Story
A 20-year-old big brother hero who gave his life while doing his duty.
My great-great-uncle Roland died from his wounds on February 1917. Grandma (RolandÂs sister) used to mourn her big brother each year on the anniversary of his death. She has now gone so I feel it is up to me to keep alive Roland's memory: that of a 20-year-old big brother hero who gave his life while doing his duty. He is our family hero and rests in peace in France.