Herbert George Milne LONGMORE


LONGMORE, Herbert George Milne

Service Number: 1373
Enlisted: 15 November 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gundagai, NSW, 6 April 1882
Home Town: Beaconsfield, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: North Fitzroy State School
Occupation: Engine Driver
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
II G 49
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 1373, 11th Infantry Battalion
22 Feb 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 1373, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Feb 1915: Embarked Corporal, SN 1373, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Fremantle
1 Aug 1915: Involvement SN 1373, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Andrew and Emma LONGMORE

Herbert George Milne Longmore, who was killed at the Dardanelles on August 1 was a Lance-sergeant in C Company of the 11th Battalion, 3rd Brigade. He was well known on the goldfields, having been engaged in prospecting and mining since 1900. He took a keen interest in union matters, and was secretary of the Erlistoun Miners' Union in 1905-6, Secretary of the Mount Sir Samuel Union in 1908-9, and secretary of the Bullfinoch Union in 1911-13.
He represented the last named union in 1912 at the conference of the Federated Miners' Association, held at Norseman. Just prior to joining the Australian Imperial Forces, Mr Longmore was at Youanmi.