1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

John Roland Freeman

Contributed by: Duncan Fitch, on 2008-11-11

No portrait available
Rank
First Name John Roland
Surname Freeman
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 (RolandÂ’s 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.

Other memories

Anonymous 2008-11-25

Roland joined up in 1914 and was in the Office Training Corps at the Inns of Court before he joined the Northumberland Fusiliers.
He died from his wounds in February 1917 in a field hospital.

Complain about this post

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.