Born: 1887, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Died: 6th October 1914; age 27; KiA. Served 9 years & 360 days.

Occupation: Labourer

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 12th October 1904; Age: 18 years & 7 months; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 7 1/2ins, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. Scar inside right knee cap, & scar in centre of abdomen – old operation.

Date of Entry Therein: 9th September 1914.


Reserve – 12th October 1911 – 4th August 1914

Home – 5th August 1914 – 7th September 1914

France – 8th September 1914 – 6th October 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 7982

Regiment: York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

La Ferte-Sous-Journe Memorial,






1891   66, Elliott Street, Ipswich.


Leslie was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Albert Thomas Long, 42, a Baker, born Wattisfield, Suffolk.

Sarah Long (nee Gobbett), 34, born Wingfield, Suffolk.

Lilian Louisa Long, 10, born Pulham St. Mary, Norfolk.

Leonard Lionel Long, 9, born Pulham St. Mary.

Lancelot Louis Long, 5, born Pulham St. Mary.

Lawrence Longly Long, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   68, Victoria Street, Ipswich.


Leslie was 14 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Albert, 53, a General Labourer.

Sarah, 43.

Lilian, 20, a General Domestic Servant.

Lawrence, 11.

Leverett Legood Long, 6, born Ipswich.

Leonoria Lucia Long, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   Wakefield Road, Tanshelf & Carleton, Pontefract, Yorkshire West Riding.


Leslie was 25 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the Yorkshire & Lancashire Regiment, 51st & 65th Regimental Depot.


On the 18th October 1913, at Ipswich Register Office, Leslie married Grace Lydia Mason, born September 1892, Ipswich.

They had 1 daughter:

Violet Edna Long, born 1913, Ipswich. Violet died in May 1915, aged 17 months, at Anglesea Road Hospital when she accidently upset a cup of hot water over her body.


Soldiers’ Effects to Grace Lydia Jones – widow.



York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion


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