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William Victor Joseph LONGTON

Regimental number14328
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTelegraphist
Address35 O'Farrell Street, Seddon, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Arthur Longton, 35 O'Farrell Street, Seddon, Yarraville, Victoria
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Australian Wireless Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Morea on 30 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Wireless Signal Squadron
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Third Supplement No. 30233 (15 August 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 9 (24 January 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 22 March 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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