The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A R Long


Private Alfred Richard LONG, L/5842, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 26th October 1914, age 42. 

Born St Martins, London, Middlesex, son of Alfred & Alice M. Long, of 354, Compton Buildings, Goswell Road, London.

Enlisted Maidstone, Kent.

Home, 1st March 1900 to 18th May 1901; South Africa 19th May 1901 to 4th November 1902; Ceylon, 5th November 1902 to 4th November 1904; China, 5th November 1904 to 28th November 1906; Singapore, 29th November 1906 to 29th January 1908; Home 30th January 1908 to 9th September 1914; BEF 10th September 1914 to 26th October 1914.

Enlisted 1st March 1900, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st May 1901, transferred to No.3 Shorncliffe Mounted Infantry Company; 18th May 1901 to South Africa with No.3 Shorncliffe Mounted Infantry Company; 23rd July 1902, posted 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th November 1902, appointed Lance Corporal; 20th October 1903, promoted Corporal; 1st January 1904, reverted to Private at own request; 8th March 1908, transferred to Army Reserve, Class "A"; 9th March 1912, re-engaged; 6th August 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th September 1914, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

Queens South African Medal 1901-02 with Transvaal, Cape Colony, Orange Free States Clasps.

Commemorated at Le Touret Memorial, Panel 30 and 31, France.

London Gazette 26th  October 1915.


In pursuance of "The Regimental Debts Act, 1893," notice is hereby given that there is available for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled the sum of money set opposite to the name of each of the deceased Soldiers named in the lists which are published with this notice in the London Gazette and the " Army List," and are also to be seen at the Regimental Depots throughout the United Kingdom.

Applications from persons supposing themselves entitled as Next of Kin should be addressed by letter, to "The Secretary, War Office, Park Buildings, St. James's Park, London, S.W.," and marked outside " Effects."


War Office, October 26, 1915

List CCCCLXXXVIII of the Names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled.—Effects 1914-15.

Long, A R., Private, 1st Battalion. Royal West Kent Regt £5.  5s  11d

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