James Freeman signature

James Freeman enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps in Toronto on this day in 1918. He was born in Deseronto on December 26th, 1891, the son of John Freeman and Julia (née Meagher). He was working as a bookkeeper when he married Catherine Carr in Oshawa on October 4th, 1913. She died on February 9th, 1917 of heart failure after an operation.

When he joined the Royal Flying Corps Freeman gave his address as 707 Bathurst Street, Toronto. His regimental number was 152345 and he was described as being five feet eight inches tall. His papers at the UK National Archives (AIR 79/1372) note that he was granted a temporary commission in the Royal Air Force on May 15th, 1918. Twelve days later, Freeman married Marjorie Baker in Toronto.

In 1921 James and Marjorie were living at 207 Melita Avenue, Toronto, with their one-year-old son. James died in Windsor in 1965.