Thomas Patrick Long

Feb 24, 1895

Born in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59602 (temporary number 318)

Ø  Next of kin given as Thomas Long, 5 Electrical Ave., Harrogate, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Posted to “C” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “B” Company

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Oct 22, 1915

Proceeded on the Bombing Course at Le Touquet, France


Nov 1, 1915

Rejoined the battalion in brigade reserve in Ridgewood, Belgium


Oct 3, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Diarrhea


Oct 4, 1916

Transferred to the No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance


Oct 5, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Rest Station


Oct 8, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from the rest station


Nov 6, 1916

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Dec 20, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Jan 2, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Apr 10, 1917

He reported being slightly gassed at Vimy Ridge, however it was not serious enough to be hospitalized


Nov 28, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 13, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Aug 8, 1918

During the liberation of the town of Marcelcave, France from the Germans, Private Long received a bullet wound to his left leg that fractured the Fibula bone.  He was first reported missing in action, but was later discovered to have been evacuated to the No. 1 Canadian Field Ambulance before being transported to a casualty clearing station for treatment.  From the casualty clearing station he was transferred to the No. 6 General Hospital


Aug 14, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Gloucester Castle


On arrival in England, he was admitted to the Northamptonshire War Hospital in Duston

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


Sep 6, 1918

Transferred to the Church Auxiliary Hospital in Chapel Brampton


Sep 12, 1918

Transferred to the Northlands War Hospital in Duston


Sep 27, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom


Oct 21, 1918

Discharged from hospital and granted sick leave until November 1, 1918 with instructions to report to the 1st CCD (Canadian Command Depot on completion of leave.

Attached to the Canadian Command Depot for physical training


Dec 10, 1918

Discharged from hospital care and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Dec 27, 1918

Attached to Military District No. 3 at Kinmel Park, Rhyl pending return to Canada


Jan 11, 1919

Embarked the SS Olympic in Southampton



Jan 17, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario


Jan 20, 1919

Taken On Strength the Casualty Company, Military District No. 3 in Kingston


Jan 21, 1919

Granted leave until February 3, 1919


May 21, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 90353

Ø  War Service Badge Class “B” issued number C55688

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 208 King St., Kingston, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 148 McKay Ave., Windsor, Ontario

In the spring of 1936 Thomas Long married Alice M. Daniel in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England.  The 1939 UK Census shows the family living in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England with a 3 year old daughter.  Thank you Dawn Heuston for supplying that additional information


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