William Albert Long

Jan 30, 1893

Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island to Albert and Annie (nee Harvie) Long


Nov 9, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 889

Ø  Next of kin given as Annie Long, mother, 25 4th Ave., Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Gas Engine Mechanic

o   Later noted as Trainman and Auto Mechanic

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø  Posted to “F” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “C” Company

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


Jan 5, 1915

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal


Mar 25, 1915

Admitted to Kingston hospital with a diagnosis that reads Tonsillitis

While in hospital, he developed Rheumatism in his right knee and ankle


May 4, 1915

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the 21st Battalion and posted to Military District #3 Headquarters in Kingston


Jun 14, 1915

Medical Board in Kingston notes

Ø  Man suffers from Rheumatism of the right knee and ankle

Ø  This condition is the result of his service and climate conditions

Ø  Condition is temporary and should be clear in 6 months

Ø  Board recommends he be discharged from hospital and military service with ½ disability for 6 months


Oct 31, 1915

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 25 4th Ave., Ottawa, Ontario


Oct 24, 1929

Married to Isabell Dorothy Gosling in Victoria, British Columbia


Aug 19, 1940

Married to Mary Pinton in Abbotsford, British Columbia


Apr 15, 1946

On entering the USA at La Guardia Airport, New York, he listed his home address as 4746 Quebec St., Vancouver, British Columbia.  His occupation was listed as Machinery Dealer


Apr 11, 1951

On entering the USA at Blaine, Washington, he listed the reason for entry as “on my own company business”.


Apr 10, 1967

William Albert Long died of Acute Heart failure while a patient of the Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia.  Interment in the Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby, British Columbia


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