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Hodgestown boy in Heliogland battle

Kildare Observer 12 September 1914
Hodgestown boy in Heliogland battle
Mrs. Bridget freeman of Hodgestown, Kilcock, has during the week received a letter from her son, Joseph, who is a stoker on board one of the British battleships engaged in the battle near Heliogland recently. The writer gave but meagre details, merely stating that they beat the Germans and that there was no casualty on his ship. He added that he was sorry he was forbidden to tell where his ship was or what it was doing.

Kildare Observer 23 January 1915
Last week Stoker Joseph Freeman, H.M.S. Lowestoft, paid an unexpected visit of a few hours’ duration to his parents, who reside at Hodgestown, near Donadea. He had nothing of interest to relate.

Two entries from the Kildare Observer on Joseph Freeman, Hodgestown, Donadea, serving in the Royal Navy in WWI

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