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Henry Alfred Longworth

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortejaar:
1887
Geboorteplaats:
Hull, Kingston upon Hull, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Arbeider

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Gunner
Service nummer:
99669
Dienstneming plaats:
Hull, Kingston upon Hull, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Eenheden:
 —  Royal Field Artillery, "A" Bty.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
02/08/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Clapham Junction, Zonnebeke, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
30

Begraafplaats

The Huts Cemetery
Plot: I
Rij: C
Graf: 6

Onderscheidingen en medailles 3

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

Points of interest 3

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Dienstneming plaats
#3 'Sterfteplaats'

Mijn verhaal

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.

Connectie's met andere militairen 1

Bestanden 1

Bronnen 5

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