H. T. Long
War dead Male
Andrew Behan has kindly carried out some research on this man:
Private Herbert Thomas Long. Born in 1897 in Battersea, the son of Frederick William and Maria Long. His father was a Machine Minder at a Flour Mill. On the 1911 census he was living at 15 Freeland Street, Battersea, with his parents, an elder brother, Frederick William Long and a younger sister, Florence Mabel Long. His ‘occupation’ was shown as ‘School at House. Boy’. In October 1913 he was appointed as an Assistant Postman in the London Postal Service. He joined the 2nd Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) and had two service numbers, 4438 and 231740. He entered France on the 10th October 1915 and whilst serving in ‘B’ company, he was Killed in Action on the 16th August 1917, aged 20 years. He is buried in Grave XXXV11. B. 7. within the Tyne Cot Cemetery, West Flanders, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded The 1914-15 Star, The British War Medal, 1914-1918 and The Victory Medal. On the 16th March 1918 his mother was sent £3-15s-3d, followed by 11s-9d on the 3rd April 1919 as his back pay and effects. On the 10th November 1919 she was awarded a £10 War Gratuity.