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Henry Alfred Longworth

Informationen zu Geburt

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Arbeiter

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Gunner
Dienstnummer:
99669
Einberufung ort:
Hull, Kingston upon Hull, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Einheiten:
 —  Royal Field Artillery, "A" Bty.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
02/08/1917
Sterbeort:
Clapham Junction, Zonnebeke, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
30

Begräbnisplatz

The Huts Cemetery
Grabstelle: I
Reihe: C
Grab: 6

Auszeichnungen und Orden 3

1914-15 Star
Medaille
British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 3

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort
#3 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Henry Alfred Longworth served with “A” Battery Royal Field Artillery of the 83rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery, part of the 18th (Eastern) Division’s Divisional Artillery.

In August 1917 the 18th Divisional Artillery was on the Ypres front. On the 31st of July, the opening day of the offensive, the 18th (Eastern) Division supported the attack of the 30th Division along the Menin Road.

During the first half of August the 18th Divisional Artillery, including the 83rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery, worked in the area that had been gained by the 18th and 30th Division on the 31st of July. They repaired roads and positions and had to lay grid walks in the devastated area near Surbiton Villas and Clapham Junction. They kept on working along the Menin Road till they were relieved on the 13th and 14th of August 1917.

Throughout the month of August the 18th Divisional Artillery only lost one man. The war diary states that the casualties had been very light considering the work that had been done in the forward area. Nevertheless Gunner Henry Alfred Longworth was killed in action on the 2nd of August 1917, possibly while repairing roads or laying grid walks in the devastated area near Surbiton Villas and Clapham Junction. He was buried on the Huts Cemetery in Dikkebus.

Verwandte, die auch Soldat waren 1

Dateien 1

Quellen 5

"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 22-23.
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Ancestry
http://home.ancestry.co.uk/
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/156473/LONGWORTH,%20HENRY%20ALFRED
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War Diary 83rd Brigade RFA
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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