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Alexander LONGMUIR

Regimental number5980
Place of birthHeatherston, Victoria
AddressDingley, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Longmuir, Clarinda, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Discharge date10 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Mustered as Driver, Tel el Kebir, 12 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916.

Transferred to 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 15 May 1916, and posted to No 2 Section.

On leave to England, 10 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 27 July 1917.

Transferred to 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, Belgium, 6 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 21 March 1918 (gassed shell), and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to 15th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 April 1918; to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 13 April 1918; to England, 17 April 1918, and admitted to City of London Military Hospital, Clapton; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 June 1918; discharged to No 4 Command Depot, 10 June 1918. Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 2 October 1918. Charged with being absent without leave from 0001, 10 October, to 1300, 26 October 1918: charge dismissed.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 4 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 3 February 1919. Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, 24 February 1919 (broncho-pneumonia; dangerously ill).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wandilla', 31 March 1919 (broncho-pneumonia, debility); disembarked Melbourne, 18 May 1919; discharged, 10 July 1919 (medically unfit).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 June 1938
Place of burialCheltenham Memorial Park Cemetery

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