The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F R Long


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Private Fred Reginald LONG, G/21558, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 25271, Royal Fusiliers), killed in action, Gouzeaucourt, Flanders France, 28th September 1918. Buried where he fell.

Born 9th June 1891, Stroud, Middlesex / Walthamstow, Essex, enlisted 12th February 1916, Hackney, E. 

Son George Charles Long, (Chief Inspector, London Provincial & South Western Bank), & Sarah Josepha, (daughter of Edward Trood), 38 Mount View Road, Stroud Green, N.

Educated Tollington Park College.

Volunteered for active service soon after the outbreak of war in 1914 but was rejected as medically unfit; was subsequently accepted, & enlisted in the 10th Royal Fusiliers, 12th February 1916;  served with the Expeditionary Force if France & Flanders from 15th July 1916; was wounded in the trenches and invalided home; on recovery volunteered for active service and returned to France, being transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment in August 1918.

Unmarried.

Commemorated at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, V. B. 5., France.


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