Frederick Charles Long

Surname: Long
Other names: Frederick Charles
Other people in this story:
Clarence Long
Martha Long née Young
Daphne May Long née Styles
Locations in this story:
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, 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 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.  By the 1939 Register he was living in his long time residence at 15 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, still single and working as a Grocer's Invoice Clerk.  He 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.

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William Green

Surname: Green
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
Augustus Philip Green
Jane Green née Courtney
Bertha Maud Green née Osborne
Locations in this story:
Alvediston, Wiltshire
Marylebone, London
Denman Street, Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Egypt
Palestine

Story:
William Green was born in Alvediston, Wiltshire during 1879 the son of Augustus Philip Green and Jane Green (née Courtney). By the 1881 Census the family had moved to 81 York Street, Marylebone, London. William married Bertha Maud Osborne in Nottingham during 1906. There were four children of the marriage. He had enlisted in the Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment on 12th June 1910 (Service No. 612062) and served in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War. He was promoted in due time to Wheeler Sergeant. He was later attached to the Royal Horse Artillery (283rd Notts. Battery) on 20th December 1918. Discharge came on the 29th January 1920 when he received a 30% Disability Pension for 'general debility' caused by his service. He was awarded the Victory, British War and Territorial Force Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. His last known address was 268 Denman Street, Radford, Nottingham, where he died in 1937.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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