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Person Details
Stanton Hill Nottinghamshire
He lived with grandparents James and Hannah Freeman in 1911 at 49 Stanton Hill Skegby.
He was a clipper on in a coal mine in 1911.
28 Apr 1917
22
1557697 - CWGC Website
PO173(S)
Lance Corporal
Portsmouth Division Victory Royal Marine Bde Royal Marine Light Infantry
Freeman was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).'
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