FREEMAN, Capt John A D

Scope and Content

Typescript notes on the re-occupation of the Netherlands East Indies by Allied Forces in 1945-1946, includingbackground information about the Japanese occupation, 1942-1945, and an account of events in Semerang, Java, 1945-1946, dated[1990]. The notes are based partly on Freeman's service with 5 Indian Div in Java, 1945-1946, but mainly on research carried out at theImperial War Museum.

Administrative / Biographical History

Commissioned into the Royal Artillery, 1941; War Service Lt, 1942; served with 5 Indian Div, Java,1945-1946; hon Capt, 1946.


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Access Information

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by Freeman in 1995.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at, and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Separated Material

Papers of Gen Sir (Eric Carden) Robert Mansergh at the Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich, include asmall collection of Freeman's correspondence (Ref: MD 1358).

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish originalmaterial should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

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