pals in France

 Photograph courtesy of Brian

image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper

Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 28th May 1917; age 28; Died of Wounds – 54th Field Ambulance. Served 10 years.

Residence: 28, Coronation Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th April 1914.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 47029

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 82nd Brigade.


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


Grave Reference:


St. Martin Calvaire British Cemetery,

St. Martin-Sur-Cojeul,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Long of Ipswich; husband of Ada Jane Long, of 28, Coronation Road, Ipswich.




1891   Boston Road, Ipswich.


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

Thomas Long, 30, a Bricklayer, born Ipswich.

Mary Elizabeth Long (nee Norcutt), 28, born Wandsworth, London.

Annie Caroline Long, 6, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Constance Long, 5, born Ipswich.

John Alfred Long, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   393, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Thomas was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 40, a Bricklayer.

Elizabeth, 37.

Annie, 16, a Domestic Servant.

John, 11.

Stanley Archibald Long, 9, born Ipswich.

Henry Alexander Long, 7, born Ipswich.

Violet Louisa Long, 6, born Ipswich.

Caroline Matilda Long, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   India.


Thomas was 22 years old, a Soldier ranked Gunner in the Xi Ammunition Column.


In 1914, Ipswich, Thomas married Ada Jane Miles, born June 1887, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ada J. Long – widow.


Thomas is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich and on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich .


Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 82nd Brigade



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