John Roy Longmore
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||16 May 1892|
|Place of Birth||Hill End, New South Wales|
|Death||15 Jul 1967, aged 75|
|Place of Death||East Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||49 years , 10 months|
5'3½" (1.61m) tall ; 124lbs|
56.245 kg; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; dark hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Soldiers road, Roleystone, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Annie Irene Longmore|
|Date of Enlistment||29 Mar 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
John had served during WW 1 with the 3rd Machine Gun Squadron in the Middle East. During 1926 John married Annie Irene Goodlet (1901 - 1998) in Perth. Annie died in Roleystone on 8 Mar 1998, aged 96.
Electoral Roll entries: 1936 at Burnakura, Nannine, prospector; 1937 at 48 Commercial road, Subiaco, labourer; 1943 at Soldier's road, Roleystone, farmer.
On 22 Mar 1942 John enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps and was allotted to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 1 Jul 1942 he was appointed Lance Corporal in 'D' Company, and on 23 Sep 1942 he was promoted Corporal. Along with the rest of the battalion he was placed in Reserve on 1 May 1945.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at Soldier's road, Roleystone, farmer;