Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Private Vincent Francis Long

Born on 12 January 1897 in Newgate, Ontario - husband of Elsie Long, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as painter; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 28 February 1916 (number 669887) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - transferred to the 12th Canadian Trench Mortar Battery, CEF, on 1 October 1917 - wounded on 28 September 1918.

(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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