Story: Freyberg, Bernard Cyril

Bernard Cyril Freyberg

Bernard Cyril Freyberg

In his youth Bernard Cyril Freyberg was a champion swimmer, a talent that was to stand him in good stead at Gallipoli when he won the DSO for swimming ashore from his ship to set diversionary flares. This photograph shows him on the diving board at the Te Aro Baths, Oriental Bay, Wellington, probably before the First World War.

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Ian McGibbon. 'Freyberg, Bernard Cyril', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000, updated January, 2012. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5f14/freyberg-bernard-cyril (accessed 10 May 2021)