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Henry Alfred Longworth

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1887
Lieu de naissance:
Hull, Kingston upon Hull, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Profession:
Ouvrier

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Gunner
Numéro de service:
99669
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Hull, Kingston upon Hull, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Unités:
 —  Royal Field Artillery, "A" Bty.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
02/08/1917
Lieu de décès:
Clapham Junction, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
30

Cimetière

The Huts Cemetery
Parcelle: I
Rangée: C
Tombe: 6

Distinctions et médailles 3

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

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

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.

Rapports avec d'autres militaires 1

Fichiers 1

Sources 5

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