Ernest Robert Free (1888–1918) was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 10th Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery who fought in the First World War. Shortly after spending leave in Cambridge he travelled to Winchester, Hampshire. He contracted the Spanish ’flu and after a few days’ illness he died in the Magdalene Hospital, Winchester. His body was brought back to Cambridge and buried in Mill Road Cemetery. Ernest is commemorated on the County High School war memorial (now located in Hills Road Sixth Form College) and on the Cambridge Guildhall war memorial.

Ernest Robert Free was the oldest of the four children of Moses and Flora Free.

Free grave
Free headstone

 

 

Lat Lon : 52.202985, 0.13652345 – click here for location

Parish : St Andrew the Great

See family grave page for more information

 

 

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/CambridgeCountyHighSchool1914-18.html
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/CambridgeGuildhall-WW1-F.html

By Ian Bent and Emma Easterbrook

Ernest Robert Free