Biography of Gunner John Longstaffe (195081)
252 Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery
Died 3rd December 1918

Soldier

  • Name: John Longstaffe
    Date of birth: 1898
    Place of Birth: Dunsby, Lincolnshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: October – December 1898
    Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father

  • Name: Joseph Quincey Longstaffe
  • DOB: 1863
  • Place of Birth: Dunsby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farmer and grazier

Mother

  • Name: Annie Marie Measures
  • DOB: 1869
  • Place Of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1892 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Gwendoline Annie Longstaffe, 1893, Dunsby
    Katherine Margaret Longstaffe, 1895, Dunsby
    Joseph Quincey Measures Longstaffe, 1897, Dunsby
    John Longstaffe, 1898, Dunsby

Census

  • 1901: John is living with his parents in Dunsby, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: John is living with his parents in Dunsby, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 12 and he is listed as being at school.

Relatives in services

  • John’s brother Joseph Quincey Measures Longstaffe also fought on WW1 but returned

Marriage

  • No marriage for John has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • None found

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Father Joseph

Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Dunsby, Roll of Honour in All Saints Church

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In Memory of Gunner John Longstaffe, 252 Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery who died on 3 December 1918 Age 20.
  • Son of Mr. I. Q. and Mrs. A. M. Longstaff, of Dunsby Grange, Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with Honour Denain Communal Cemetery

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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