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Freame, Edmund (1342) aka Tom

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 21 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 26 October 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1342            view online service record

233 Rouse Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Edmund Freame (father)
233 Rouse Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 2 February 1915
Ship: HMAT Clan McGillivray A46
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion – 2nd Reinforcements

KIA: Thursday, 20 September 1917
Place: Belgium

Lance Corporal, 5 Infantry, killed in action 20 September, 1917, Belgium, aged 23, commemorated Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium.

Parents: Edmund and Mrs Mary FREAME, born Port Melbourne, educated St Joseph’s RC, family then at 23 Stokes Street. He was shown as a 22-year-old furrier when he enlisted from 223 Rouse Street. A Death Notice, Port Melbourne Standard, 10 November, 1917 gives his full name as Edmund Clarence FREAME, but known as Tom. No circular returned.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Listed on Embarkation Roll as Edward Freame.

Edmund attended St Joseph’s School and was a member of the Port branch of the Irish National Foresters. He worked as a furrier and played football with South Ports.

1915 ‘Private Freame Wounded.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 29 May, p. 2, viewed 30 April, 2015,

1915 ‘FIGHTING AT GALLIPOLI.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 3 July, p. 3, viewed 29 May, 2015,


1916 ‘ELECTRIC SPARKS’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 19 August, p. 3. , viewed 04 Aug 2016,

1917 ‘PORT WAR CASUALTIES.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 10 November, p. 2. , viewed 09 Oct 2019,

1917 ‘KILLED IN ACTION.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 10 November, p. 2. , viewed 12 Oct 2017,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted January 10, 2017 9.54 am 0Likes

    KILLED IN ACTION. FREAME. – Killed in action in France on the 20th September, 1917, after three years’ service, Edmund Clarence (Tom), the dearly loved son of
    Edmund and Mary Freame, of 233 Rouse-street, Port Melbourne, and loved
    brother of Jack, Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. John son, Ron, Cass, and Grace, nephew of
    Frank McDonagh (7th Batt., returned) and brother-in-law of Maggie, Joe, and

    Our darling boy.
    We pictured his safe returning, but God ‘s will alters all. R.I.P. (Port Melbourne Standard, 10 November, 1917)

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted June 28, 2017 7.33 pm 0Likes

    FREAME —A tribute to the memory of our highly esteemed fellow-worker and employee, Lance-corporal E. Freame (Tom), killed in action, September 20, 1917, after two years’ service.
    He nobly did his duty.
    Inserted by the employees and staff of C. J. Sarovich, Port Melbourne)

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