John Charles Long DCM

 

 

Oct 27, 1898

Born in Ottawa Ontario 

Note that on attestation in August of 1915 he claimed his birth year as 1897.  That form was later changed to read 1899.  On being attested again in 1919, he gave his birth year as 1898.  Both the 1910 and 1911 Census forms show his birth year as 1898.

 

Aug 21, 1915

Attested into the 77th Battalion at the Rockcliffe Camp, Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      Number 144933

Ø      Next of kin given as John Long (father) of 59 Stewart St., Ottawa Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as student

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Assigned to “D” Company 

It is interesting to note that the medical examination portion did not mark him as being either fit or unfit.  That part was left blank, even though it was signed and dated. 

Also of interest is that the Officer Commanding did not sign the form until March 29, 1916, 7 months after the initial part of the form was signed.

 

Jun 19, 1916

Embarked the RMS Missanabie at Halifax Nova Scotia

  

 

Jun 28, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England

 

Jul 1, 1916

Assigned pay of $20 per month to his grandmother, Mrs R Brady of 59 Stuart St., Ottawa Ontario

 

Jul 10, 1916

Proceeded to Longmoor for duty

 

Jul 18, 1916

Returned from duty at Longmoor

 

Aug 24, 1916

SOS (Struck Off Strength) on transfer to CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) at Folkestone, then attached to the 77th Battalion for pay and rations

 

Sep 21, 1916

Ceases to be attached to the 77th Battalion and is attached to the 51st Battalion for pay and rations

 

Nov 13, 1916

The 51st Battalion was designated as “The Garrison Duty Battalion”

 

Dec 2, 1916

Classed as “A” IV (underage) by Medical Board and is TOS (Taken On Strength) the GDB (Garrison Duty Battalion)

 

Mar 22, 1917

Declared to be fit for full duty and is TOS the 6th Reserve Battalion

 

May 3, 1917

SOS to the 21st Battalion

 

May 4, 1917

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) France and is TOS the 21st Battalion

 

May 7, 1917

Left to join unit

 

May 31, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field

 

Aug 15, 1917

Wounded by shrapnel to hand and ankle

 

Aug 16, 1917

Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital at Abberville with wounds to hand and ankle

 

Aug 21, 1917

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge

 

Aug 24, 1917

Transferred to No 5 Convalescent Depot “A”, at Cayeux

 

Sep 11, 1917

Discharged to No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Details) at Etaples

 

Sep 27, 1917

Joined the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion at the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)

 

Nov 6, 1917

Left to join unit

 

Nov 19, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field

 

Jan 19, 1918

Granted 14 days leave

 

Feb 3, 1918

Rejoined unit from leave

 

Apr 12, 1918

Appointed to rank of L/Cpl

 

Jul 16, 1918

Promoted to rank of Cpl

 

Sep 1, 1918

Appointed to rank of L/Sgt

 

Oct 11, 1918

Wounded  and admitted to No 9 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) and transferred to No 1 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with wound to finger of left hand

 

Oct 12, 1918

Transferred to No 22 “AT” and then on to No 18 General Hospital Camiers

 

Nov 11, 1918

Discharged to duty

 

Nov 12, 1918

Arrived at No 2 CIBD

 

Nov 15, 1918

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, London Gazette #31011

 

 

Nov 16, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C

 

Jan 11, 1919

Proceeded to England and posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) at Witley

 

Jan 14, 1919

Posted to the Depot Company EORD

 

Mar 8, 1919

Awarded a Severe Reprimand for being drunk

 

Apr 5, 1919

TOS MD 3 Wing at Kinmel Park, Rhyl

 

Apr 29, 1919

SOS Kinmel Park on proceeding to Canada.  Embarked the SS Cassandra

  

 

May 13, 1919

Disembarked in Canada

 

May 14, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Ottawa Ontario on General Demobilization 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 190444

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge, Ottawa Ontario

 

Jul 30, 1919

Attested into the CMSC (Corps of Military Staff Clerks) at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      Retained original number, 144933 with rank of Pte

Ø      Next of kin given as John A Long (father) of 59 Stewart St., Ottawa Ontario

Ø      Date of birth given as October 27, 1898

Ø      Previous occupation given as soldier

Ø      Previous military experience given as 77th and 21st Battalions from 21-8-1915 to 5-14-1919

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Assigned to the Headquarters Detachment, Section “B” 

 

Oct 1, 1919

Transferred to CMSC Section “A” and promoted to rank of Provisional Cpl

 

Nov 12, 1919

Subscribed to a $100 Victory Bond to be paid for over 12 monthly installments

 

Jan 1, 1920

To be Provisional Sgt

 

May 28, 1920

Granted leave until June 17, 1920

 

Jul 1, 1920

Transferred to General List

 

Aug 1, 1920

Granted leave until August 15, 1920

 

Aug 5, 1920

Applied to have his Victory Bond delivered to him as it was paid in full (early)

 

Aug 15, 1920

SOS CMSC on being discharged from the CEF by reason of Demobilization 

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge 59 Stuart St., Ottawa Ontario

 

Aug 13, 1924

Signed a receipt for his British War Medal and his Victory Medal.

 

Aug 14, 1949

Deceased at Ottawa Ontario

  

Notre Dame Cemetery
Ottawa ON
 

 

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