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Freedman, David Isaac (1874–1939)

from Argus (Melbourne)

David Freedman, n.d.

David Freedman, n.d.

from Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol 1, part 2, 1939, p 51

Rabbi David Isaac Freedman, who entered the Perth Hospital on Thursday following a heart attack, died early this morning. He was aged 65.

Born at Budapest in 1874 and educated in London he came to Western Australia in 1896. He served as a chaplain-major in the A.I.F. from 1915 to 1918 at Gallipoli and in France, Belgium, and Palestine. Formerly president and vice-president of the Returned Soldiers League, he was an active member of the State executive and chairman of the State Education Board for Children of Deceased Soldiers. Rabbi Freedman was identified with various cultural organisations, but he was also widely known for his work for children's welfare institutions. He is survived by a widow and two sons.

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'Freedman, David Isaac (1874–1939)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/freedman-david-isaac-6242/text24943, accessed 27 February 2021.

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