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Private 22694 John LONG of 4th Bn., Worcestershire Regiment

Killed in Action Saturday 1st January 1916, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, age 37

Home address:29 North Railway Street, Easington, County Durham
Born:1879, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Esther Long and Patrick Long of 6 Cheapside, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Boiler Coverer
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey,   Sp. Mem. B. 96
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

Brother of Lance Corporal 12202 Walter Long and Lance Corporal 20404 William Long.

From the Manchester Evening News, 4th February 1916, page 2, column 4:

Mrs Long, of Cheapside, Hyde, has given all her sons to the service of their country, and two of them have been killed, while another is a prisoner of war and a fourth has been seriously wounded. The latest victim is Private John Long, of the Worcestershire Regiment, who was killed in the Dardanelles on January 1. In July last [year] Mrs Long received a message from His Majesty congratulating her on having given her six sons to the service of the country.