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Francis Charles Joseph LONGHURST

Regimental number2931
Place of birthCootamundra, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressStockinbingal, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30.2
Height5' 9.75"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Longhurst, Stockinbingal, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 11th Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces; changed address.
Enlistment date25 April 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orita', 23 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit: fractured fibula) [indecipherable].

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 May 1938
Place of burialGriffith Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, LONGHURST Francis Charles Joseph

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