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date: 03 April 2020

Freeburn, Jameslocked

(1808–1876)
  • James Burnley
  • , revised by James Lunt

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Freeburn, James (1808–1876), army officer and inventor of shell fuses, was born in the parish of St Cuthbert's, Midlothian. At an early age he was apprenticed to a baker. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the 7th battalion of the Royal Artillery...

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F. Boase, , 6 vols. (privately printed, Truro, 1892–1921); repr. (1965)