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Leonard Arthur LONG

Regimental number4926
Date of birth1 January 1896
Place of birthForcett, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressTi-Tree, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.7
Height5' 11"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Long, 'Torwood', Ti-Tree, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year, Area 91A, Compulsory Military Training scheme; then moved to exempt area.
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Rio Pardo', 27 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 July 1919, awaiting onward transport to Tasmania; appointment terminated (discharged), 28 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: discharged, 1 July 1947, as 179 Flight Lt, RAAF, Air Force Headquarters.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LONG Leonard Arthur

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