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William Keith LONGMUIR

Regimental number3324
Date of birth12 August 1894
Place of birthCamperdown, New South Wales
OccupationElectrical fitter
AddressDevoncourt, Wharf Road, Concord, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Longmuir, Devoncourt, Wharf Road, Concord, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2434 Corporal Ronald Stuart LONGMUIR, 53rd Bn, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919; 5967 Lance Corporal Colin Kenneth LONGMUIR, Australian Army Medical Corps, returned to Australia, 18 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

There are two entries for William Keith LONGMUIR on the Embarkation Roll: the first cites date and unit of enlistment as 26 August 1915, 20th Bn, 6th Reinforcement. It appears that he did not embark from Sydney on HMAT A14 'Euripdes' on 2 November 1915 with that unit, but transferred to the 28th Bn and embarked in January 1916.
Date of death6 December 1971
Age at death77
Place of burialCremated: Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales; ashes scattered.

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