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Ernest Warren LONGLEY

Regimental number4170
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Longley, 8 Tavistock Terrace, Holloway, London, England
Enlistment date17 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name25th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work during Hindenburg Line Operations, Septrember 1918'.
Recommendation date: 18 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Medal

'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
Date: 11 December 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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