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Arthur Henry LONGWORTH

Regimental number1029
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationIronmoulder
AddressClarence Road, New Lambton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMrs M Longworth, Clarence Road, New Lambton, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during the evening of 15th October, 1917, east of YPRES. This man was in charge of a bearer squad which worked continuously over a heavily shelled area for nearly 72 hours and the splendid work they did in picking up and evacuating the wounded was largely due to Private LONGWORTH's pluck and good leadership. On 15th October, 1917, during a very heavy bombardment by H.E. and gas shells, he took his squad out and brought in five men who had been wounded and buried in a dug out; thus in all probability saving their lives. The excellent work of this man from 12th/20th October, 1917, is worthy of high commendation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 June 1971

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