Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Private Joseph Long

Born on 31 March 1877 in Manchester, England - brother of Mrs. Mary Little[?], Manchester, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Ramsayville, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; sandy eyes; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined No.3 Section, Divisional Ammunition Column, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 April 1917 (number 2043053) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - wounded on 5 September 1917 - invalided to England on 16 September 1917 - later served with reserve units.

(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)

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