Other names: Frederick Charles
Locations in this story: Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Frederick Charles Long was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18th April 1899, the son of Clarence Long and Martha Long (née Young). He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in Shaftesbury and was a pupil at Shaftesbury Grammar School. He enlisted with the 15th Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment as a Private (Service No. 37397) later transferring to the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters) (Service No. 103236). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows he had returned to the family home at 15 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, and the 1939 Register shows he was still living there, single and working as a Grocer's Invoice Clerk at Stratton & Sons of Shaftesbury. He eventually married Daphne May Styles in the Sturminster, Dorset, Registration area in 1955. In 1979 he produced "Tales of Old Shaftesbury" which provides a wealth of information about the town for local historians. He died in Shaftesbury on 2nd Aug 1985.