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The Death of Peter Freeman
Peter Freeman 1888 - 1956
Freeman was a founder member of
Secretary of the TS in
The passing of Peter Freeman on May 19th at the comparatively early age of 67 has brought sadness and a sense of great loss to many friends and fellow workers. He was always so viatl, so full of the urge to serve humanity and the animal kingdom. He joined the TS just before he reached his 21st birthday in 1909 and was, even then a Poor Law Guardian for Hoxton and absorbed in all industrial and labour questions.
Theosophy became his inspiration, and serving has ideal, for in his young days he had the great privilege of coming into close touch with Dr Besant. He was an indefatigable worker, brimful of enthusiasm, initiative and drive.
Peter Freeman came to
In addition he served
During his life he had never a serious illness until he was taken
ill in October 1955, just as he was preparing to visit
The record of his parliamentary work is one of faithful service in the cause of universal brotherhood which included the animal kingdom. He was always the voice raised in the House of Commons when necessary to defend the rights of the animal world.
His death has left many big gaps to be filled. We wish to place on record our appreciation and gratitude and believe that he will receive the true wage of ever greater service.
E Claudia Owen
Peter’s commitment to the animal welfare was exceptional. He was a lifelong vegetarian and during his illness he refused morphine for relief of intense pain because it had been developed by experiments on animals.
The term “Poor Law Guardian” means that Peter was on the Board of Governors of a Workhouse.
Peter was well remembered as a Tennis Champion but he also captained a football team and Tommy Farquaharson, who was goalkeeper for the 1927 Cardiff City FA Cup winning side, said that Peter was good enough to be a professional footballer.
the many people at his Memorial Service at the