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Lionel Hill Arthur LONGHURST

Regimental number6098
Place of birthBrixton Hill, London, England
SchoolThe National School, Cobham, Surrey, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
AddressThe Summit, Southern Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Longhurst, The Summit, Southern Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in Royal Navy seven years.
Enlistment date3 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was sent by his Regiment for training in England and passed for a commission rank.
FateDied of wounds 8 October 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Lionel Arthur Longhurst on NR
Place of burialLonguenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lionel and Annie LONGHURST, Mount Riga Orchard, Applethorpe, Queensland. Native of Cobham, Surrey, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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