|Place of birth||London England|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Emma Longley, 8 Tavistock Terrace, Holloway, London, England|
|Rank on enlistment||Acting Corporal|
|Unit name||25th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/42/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Commonwealth on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Field Artillery Brigade|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Work during Hindenburg Line Operations, Septrember 1918'.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the period 16th/17th September, 1918, to 11th November, 1918. While in action at the guns during the attack on the HINDENBURG LINE in September, 1918, 36 loads of ammunition were sent forward to establish a Dump at a new position to be taken up within 1200 yards of the enemy line and which was to be occupied a couple of hours before Zero hour. Corporal LONGLEY went forward with the ammunition which was nearly unloaded when enemy shells fell on the dump exploding about 1000 rounds, killing four men and wounding five. The drivers had left with their teams, but Corporal LONGLEY remained and attended to the wounded officers and men, beat out the burning cordite, and throughout showed the greatest gallantry. This N.C.O. has at all times displayed a keeness and devotion to duty. He has at all times shown a keen and intelligent interest in his work, and his devotion to duty has been exemplary.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
|Other details||Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|