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Born: c1895
Died: 10 October 1916, Somme
Address: Valley Road, Windhill
Siblings: Harry
Occupation: Charlestown Combing Co
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Christchurch, Windhill; Thiepval Memorial
Regiment: West Yorkshire
Alfred Long
Official intimation has been received that Pte Alfred Long, of the West Yorkshire Regt, has been killed in action in France. Before joining the army he was employed in a combing works in Charlestown and lived with his eldest brother, Pte Harry Long, at Valley Road, Windhill. He had been with the colours for about 18 months and had seen service at the Dardanelles, in Egypt and in France. At the former place he contracted enteric fever and was brought to
England, afterwards being drafted to France. A month or two ago he was wounded but was able to return to the firing line three weeks before his death. He was 22 years of age and single. His brother, Pte Harry Long, has been in the army since the commencement of hostilities and was seriously wounded. He recently returned to his military duties. Shipley Times & Express 3 Nov 1916
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