2nd Lieutenant Joseph Arthur Freeman

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

29 Jul 1918

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Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

33 London Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

RAF Shawbury
United Kingdom

Grave Location

Plot 5787
Rothesay Road
United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Joseph Arthur Freeman was born in 1894 in Luton, only son of Joseph and Rose.

In 1911 he is 17 years old and assisting in the family business and living with his parents at 'Elvaston' No 33 London Road. His mother Rose is 37 and his 52-year-old father is a straw hat manufacturer employing workers. Also at the address are 18-year-old Frank Henry Clegg and a sick nurse, 34-year-old Ann Mabel Adshead.

Joseph joined the Royal Air Force and it was on 29th July, 1918, whilst flying at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire that he was killed.

Joseph was brought home and buried in the cemetery in Rothesay Road.

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Author: KarenC

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