Jack Freeman (Australian rules footballer)

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Jack Freeman
Personal information
Full name Jack Freeman
Date of birth (1891-11-15)15 November 1891
Place of birth Bairnsdale, Victoria
Date of death 15 November 1916(1916-11-15) (aged 26)
Place of death Rouen, France
Original team(s) Rose of Northcote
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1913–14 South Melbourne 22 (39)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1914.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jack Freeman (15 November 1891 – 15 November 1916) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League.


The son of Frederick and Margaret Freeman, née McGuiness, he was born on 15 November 1891. He died of wounds received on active service on 15 November 1916.[1]


Top goalscorer for South Melbourne in 1914.


He enlisted in the First AIF in July 1915.[2][3] He was badly wounded in France; and, after having both legs amputated, he died in a military hospital on his 25th birthday.[4][5]

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