Family and early Childhood
Time at Wellington College
Time after College/Before War
What were the most significant experiences for B C Freyberg during the First World War?
After the Gallipoli campaign he was sent to France and on the 13th of November 1916 while he was in command of the "Hood" Battalion near Beaumont Hotel he won the Victoria Cross because of the capture of the Beaumont Village. While doing so he was wounded four times in 24 hours which is the reason he won the Victoria Cross.
The End of WWI
At the end of the war, Freyberg was a Temporary Brigadier with the 29th Division. Bernard Freyberg had won the Victoria Cross, the D.S.O and two bars, the C.M.G, was mentioned six times in dispatches and he had been wounded nine times. He won many achievements and must of nearly been killed many times beacuse he was wounded nine times. At the end of WW1 Freyberg attended the Staff College of Camberly and from 1929 to 1931 he commanded the 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment, and he was Assistant Quartermaster-General, Southern Command from 1931–33, before becoming a General Staff Officer first class at the War Office.
Written By Cameron Dixon 9RD