Walter Freeman, Jnr.

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Walter Freeman, Jnr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Death: Died in Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Cause of death: Cycling accident, fractured skull
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Freeman and Mrs Walter Freeman
Brother of Frederick Wackett Freeman; Leonard Robert Freeman; Millie Oliver; Jack Freeman; Hilda Teresa Freeman and 2 others
Half brother of Marjorie Edith Florence Parr and Jean Frances Banks

Managed by: Peter Norman McGavin
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About Walter Freeman, Jnr.

Died after an accident in the Palmerston North - Ashhurst cycle race.

The front fork of his bicycle broke while descending a hill and he suffered severe head injuries including a facture to the base of his skull that caused his death.

Walter Freeman junr.'s death constituted the first fatality in cycle racing in New Zealand.

Photos of Walter Freeman Jnr. were published in the "NZ Cyclist" 4 Sep 1897 issue.

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Walter Freeman, Jnr.'s Timeline

1879
1879
Wellington, New Zealand
1897
August 14, 1897
Age 18
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand