1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
18/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Alexander Freeburn was born in Killymoon Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone and was a son of David Freeburn. Prior to enlisting, Alexander, worked as a solicitorís clerk in Omagh. He joined the Army in Cookstown in 1910 and was drafted into the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He went with them to China and later was stationed in Secunderabad in India, and later at the Gallipoli Peninsula, Dardanelles in April 1915. Lance Corporal Freeburn was killed in action on the 18th May 1915 while the 1st Inniskillings were holding the line between Ghurkha Bluff and Big Nullah on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Take the road opposite the Kabatepe Museum to Helles/Alcitepe. After 14.2 km's, take a right turn at the 'T' junction to Twelve Tree Copse and other Helles cemeteries. After 14.3 km's take the left fork and the cemetery will be found on the right after 15.4 km's. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery is in the Helles area, about 1 km south-west of the village of Krithia.