Daniel Long was born on 2 June 1878 the eldest of the eight children of Daniel Long (1849-1931) and Amy Long née Bush (1858-1923). His birth was registered in 3rd quarter of 1878 in the St. Saviour registration district, Southwark. On 16 June 1878 he was baptised in St. Saviours Church, Southwark, where the baptismal register shows the family were living at Union Street, Southwark, and that his father was a cooper.
In the 1881 census he is shown as living at 138 Union Street, Southwark, with his parents, his brother Edward Long (1880-1887), together with a female general servant. The 1891 confirms that the family were still at the same address and he was recorded as a scholar living with his parents, three siblings: George Thomas Long (1882-1963), Louisa Charlotte Long (1884-1960), Alfred Long (b.1891), together with his cousin Mary Walker (1875-1946).
He is shown in the 1901 census as a general labourer living at 108 Union Street, Southwark, with his parents, five siblings: George Thomas, Louisa Charlotte, Alfred, Amy Long (1893-1903) and Edward John Long (b.1894).
On 25 December 1904 he married Isabel Esther Farmer (1876-1940) at St Saviour's Church, Southwark, where the marriage register describes him as a bridge builder and both their home address were given as 108 Union Street, Southwark.
The 1911 census shows him described as a engineer's fitter living at 108 Union Street with his wife, his parents, three siblings: Alfred, Edward John and George Thomas, together with George Thomas's wife Alice Jane Long née Jenkins (1881-1951) and their three children, Edith Amy Long (b.1907), George Albert Long (b.1908) and May Long (b.1911).
The 1939 England and Wales register confirms that he and his wife were living at 108 Union Street and that his occupation remained as an engineer's fitter.
He died, aged 62 years, on 10 September 1940, as a result of enemy action when a bomb fell on the Ewer Street air raid shelter. His name can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website and it is also recorded in The Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour 1939-1945 that is kept just outside the entrance to St George's Chapel at the west end of Westminster Abbey. These incorrectly show that he was aged 63 years but confirm he was living at 108 Union Street and that he was an ARP Warden.
Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.