Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.

Registered at birth – WILLIAM FREEMAN BURROWS.


Born: 1922; Hartismere, Suffolk.

Died: 25th May 1947; age: 25; at Ipswich.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 14873186.

Regiment: Royal Pioneer Corps.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Elizabeth May Freeman (nee Burrows); husband of Elsie Marjorie Freeman (nee Taber), of Ipswich.


Father: William Freeman, born 1898, Dennington, Suffolk.

Mother: Elizabeth May Freeman (nee Burrows), born November 1903, Badingham, Suffolk.



William was living with his parents & siblings at their family home – 17, Nightingale Road, Ipswich.

William, employed at an Iron Foundry.

Elizabeth, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Alan G. Freeman, born 1927, Hartismere.

Jean E. Freeman, born 1930, Hartismere.

Keith R. Freeman, born 1941, Ipswich.


In 1943, Ipswich, William married Elsie Marjorie Taber, born 1923, Ipswich, of 236, Clapgate Lane, Ipswich.

They had 2 children:

Robin Ivan Keith Freeman, born June 1944, Ipswich.

Mary Ann Christine Freeman, born August 1945, Ipswich.


A family note:

Robin Ivan Keith Freeman (son) Australia:

I was only 3 years old when my father passed away, I was born 27th June 1944 and my sister is Mary Ann Christine Freeman was born 14 August 1946.

Nanny Freeman told me that dad only had one eye, granddad was trying to shoot pigeons in the backyard when dad ran out as granddad fired and shoot him in the eye. Dad was also a good tap dancer, he wore the lino out in the living room, he used to dance when great granddad Burrows came and played the fiddle.

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  • william burrows freeman was my father,my name is robin ivan keith freemam dob 27 june 1944 and my sister is mary ann christine freeman dob 14 aug 1946


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