John Freeman

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Head Office, London

Died: 29 August 1941


John Cecil Freeman was born on 7 September 1919, the son of Cecil Leslie and May Margaret Freeman. He was educated at Duncan House School, Great Yarmouth, where he served as school captain. 


He joined the staff of Westminster Bank at its London Lothbury head office in June 1937. Outside work he played many sports, including cricket, hockey, skating and sailing. He was also a territorial soldier, with a specialism in field artillery. 


At the outbreak of war in 1939 Freeman was called up for active service in the Royal Artillery. Lance Bombardier Freeman was killed in an accidental explosion of cordite on 29 August 1941. He was 21 years old.  

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