Oral History interview of Harold Freeman. Interview conducted by Campbell, Tyler at Winter Park, Florida.
0:30 Born in London, England; 0:42 Early Family Life; 1:45 Going to Work in Uncle's Furniture Shop at age 14; 2:00 The beginning of World War II; 4:30 Being Drafted into the service; 5:00 Basic Training; 6:34 Being assigned as a Clerk in London; 9:15 Meeting First Wife; 16:00 Coming to the United States; 19:00 End of Interview.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
World War II
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
Location of Service
Millbank (London, England)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Served in military Hospital.
Freeman served in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Winter Park, FL.
Freeman, Harold; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army
Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.
Contributor Affiliation / Organization
RICHES; University of Central Florida
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Freeman, Harold interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 466.