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James LONGMORE

Regimental number11
Place of birthGosford
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBlacksmith
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinJ Longmore, Hill End, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMember for 3 years of Hill End Rifle Club.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentShoeing Smith
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Discharge date12 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Sapper Edward Findley LONGMORE, 12th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919; 4829 Sapper Thomas Albert LONGMORE, 12th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Aexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 March 1915.

Trnsferred to 12th Field Company Engineers, Tel el Kebir, 6 March 1916.

Transferred to 4th Division Engineers, 9 March 1916.

Appointed Temporary Farrier Sergeant, 19 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 10 June 1916.

Promotion to Farrier Sergeant confirmed, 25 June 1916.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 April 1918 (pleurisy), and trasnferred same day to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 20, 16 April 1918, and admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 18 April 1918; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen,23 April 1918; discharged to duty, 4 May 1918; marched in to Base Depot, Havre, 5 May 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 25 May 1918.

Reverted at Corporal at own request, 13 August 1918.

Transferred to England for Transport Duty to Australia, 13 August 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from London on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918 (submarine guard); discharged, Sydney, 12 December 1918.

Re-embarked Sydney, 13 October 1919, on board HT 'Rugia', as No 86481, Special Service, AIF; disembarked London, England, 16 December 1919.

Taken on strength, Furlough Branch, AIF Headquarters, London, and granted leave, subject to recall.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Friedrichsruh', 22 January 1920; admitted to ship's hospital, 26 January 1920; discharged from ship's hospital, 3 March 1920; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 38 days; disembarked Sydney, 12 March 1920; discharged, 26 March 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LONGMORE James

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