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Name: Thomas Harold Long Regimental Number: 734305 Rank: Private Service: 112th Battalion/25th Battalion Date of Birth: August 27, 1896 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Trade or Calling: Plumber Marital Status: Single Date of Enlistment: March 13, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches Complexion: Fair Eye Colour: Brown Hair Colour Black Martial Status: Single Trade: Plumber Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Elizabeth Long (Mother) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: April 29, 1917 Age at Death: 20 Cemetery: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Commemorated on Page 276 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 18 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 112th Battalion. Private Thomas Long was the son of the late Capt. Thomas and Elizabeth (Glendenning) Long, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He embarked Canada at Halifax on the SS Olympic on July 23, 1916 and disembarked in England on July July 31, 1916. At Bramshott Camp he was transferred from the 112th Battalion to the 25th Battalion for service in France. He arrived in France on November 29, 1916 and joined the 25th Battalion on December 3, 1916. Private Long was killed in action on April 29, 1917 in the battle for Arleux-en-Gohelle, to the east of Vimy Ridge. He was instantly killed by a bullet fired by an enemy sniper as he was coming out of a dugout in a blown down trench at the Arleux loop, Arleux-en- Gohelle.
Thomas Harold Long
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Memorial: Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery of Private Thomas Harold Long's family stone.