Longland, George

Longland, George

 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:
Bedfordshire Regiment

Rank:
Private

Service Number:
204600

Date of Enlisting:
1907

Date of death:
3.11.1917

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine, Grave XXX.B.12

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour
Ashwell Village War Memorial

 

George enlisted in 1907 and served with the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, Regimental number 204600, (formerly 8787, and 5925). The 1911 census shows him with the 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment embarked for Bermuda and Jamaica.  The Battalion had returned to England by 1913. He was posted to the Egyptian Theatre of War where he was killed in action at Sheikh Hasan near Gaza on 3rd November 1917.

George was awarded the 1914 Star, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is buried in the Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine and commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell War Memorial.

 

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
Christened 7.4.1889

Birth Place:
St Ives, Huntingdonshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

George was the son of George and Shirley (nee Pammenter) Longland.  He was born in St Ives, Huntingdonshire but was brought up in Ashwell by his grandmother.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

 

 

Commentary:

 

Name:George Longland
Birth Place:St Ives, Huntingdonshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:3.11.1917
Enlistment Place:Royston, Hertfordshire
Rank:Private
Regiment:Bedfordshire Regiment
Battalion:5th Battalion
Regimental Number:         204600
Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Egyptian

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