Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque

William Long

Surname: Long
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
Henry Long
Amy Long
Locations in this story:
Cadeby, Leicestershire
Mesopotamia
Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Semley, Wiltshire

Story:
William Long was born in 1888 in Cadeby, Leicestershire. He was the son of Henry Long, a Gamekeeper, and Amy Long. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was living at Tamworth, Staffordshire. He enlisted in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 14861) and served in Mesopotamia. At the time of his death on 10th December 1917 he held the rank of Sergeant. His name appears on the Nisbim Memorial 240 in the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery in Iraq. The military death notice stated that he was a resident of Semley, Wiltshire. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals and is remembered on the Semley Baptist Chapel plaque, now in St. Leonard's Church.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives