William Mathew (Jigger) LONGWILL

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LONGWILL, William Mathew

Service Number: 1898
Enlisted: 17 August 1915, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Warwick, Qld., 1891
Home Town: Warwick, Southern Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School
Occupation: Station Manager
Died: Killed in action, France, 8 October 1918
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Murgon Memorial Wall, Murgon RSL Honour Board, Murgon War Memorial, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 In Memoriam Honour Board, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1898, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Brisbane, Qld.
3 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1898, 5th Light Horse Regiment
3 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1898, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John and Lucy LONGWILL, Old Sandgate Road, Albion, Queensland

HE HATH DONE WHAT HE COULD

A private cable received in town on Saturday reported the death of Trooper W.M. Longwill, well-known in the district as the manager of the Barambah Estate, Murgon.  Trooper Longwill, popularly known as "Jigger" after fighting for some years on many fronts, was killed in action in France on the 8th instant.