Friday 14 October 2016

Acting-Sergeant (Private) Augustus Gladstone Long

Born on 24 September 1890 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Muriel Long, Ottawa, Ontario - son of John Long, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bookkeeper; single; currently a member of the 43rd Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (two years); no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; grey eyes; blonde hair - at the time of his enlistment in 1919: married..

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 March 1915 (number 410294) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 14 November 1915 - [then what] - joined the Corps of Military Staff Clerks in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 June 1919 (number 1287735).

He married Muriel Brown, fathered Augustus, Edwin, and Margaret, and had eight grandchildren.

He died in Ottawa on 11 March 1964.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; The Ottawa Journal, 12 March 1964, provided by Gary Long)

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