Alexander John Paul Longmuir

First Name: 
Alexander
Middle Name: 
John Paul
Last Name: 
Longmuir
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, August 2, 1876
Mother's Name: 
Agnes Longmuir
Father's Name: 
Burnett Longmuir
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, April 17, 1918
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Awards: 
British War Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, December 18, 1948
Place of Death: 
Sydney
Details: 

Alexander Longmuir (Service No 60473) was born in Dunedin, New Zealand.  He married Gertrude Andrew in 1902 and they raised a family of 6 children.

At enlistment Alexander was 41 years old, trained and worked as a school teacher, and he and Gertrude had 5 children.  At some time in his career, before he enlisted, Alexander appears to have been a teacher at Corrimal Public School, N.S.W.

He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A41 Bakara with NSW Reinforcment 17 on 4th September 1918 and after he arrived in England, he was posted as Sergeant to 2nd Battalion on 14th November 1918.

Alexander was returned to Australia in July 1919 and discharged from the AIF on 30th September 1919.  He & his family seem to have been living in Victoria after the war.

Alexander died in 1948; his service is commemorated on the Corrimal Public School Roll of Honour, along with the names of 4 other teachers who served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, LONGMUIR ALEXANDER JOHN PAUL

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