Lieutenant Freeman Munro
SAC 1906-1911

Lieutenant Freeman Munro was born in Pembroke, Ontario on August 7, 1893, son of John W. and Martha Munro, of Pembroke, Ontario, and sister of Mrs. J. A. Burns of Dunnville. He attended St. Andrew's College from 1906 to 1911. In 1913 he was employed as a bookkeeper at the Monarch Knitting Mills, Dunnville, Ontario. In his student days and afterward in Dunnville, he was took an interest in sports and was well known as a hockey player.

He indicated previous militia service with the 37th Regiment when enlisted in May 1916. Morrison went overseas in the autumn of 1916 with the 114th (Haldimand) Battalion. He later served with the 36th and 75th Battalions, Central Ontario Regiment, when he was presumed to have died on or about August 31st, 1917 (Canadian Virtual War Memorial states August 15, 1917) at the age of  21 years. A few days earlier he had been slightly wounded by gunfire in the right foot but had returned to duty in the front lines.  

As he has no known grave, he is remembered on the Vimy Memorial, France. Inscribed on the ramparts of the Vimy Memorial are the names of over 11,000 Canadian soldiers who were posted as "missing, presumed dead" in France.

  • Copy of Attestation Paper (National Archives) - Front
  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for Freeman Munro. This page includes a link to his commemoration on Page 299 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.