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1766: Frederick Ernest Long (medals; cap badge; commemorative scroll)

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posted on 2024-01-16, 13:47 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Frederick Ernest Long was the paternal grandfather of Sue Navias of Menston, Yorkshire. Frederick was a regular soldier in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at the turn of the century and at the commencement of the First World War was consequently one of the first to go to Belgium.

He was killed by sniper fire at Prowse Point, near Pleogsteest Wood on 13th December, 1914.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Sue Navias, grandaughter

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Frederick Ernest Long

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Ploegsteet Wood, near Ypres

Object(s)

Medals, CWGC headstone, cap badge Royal Warwickshires, royal commemorative scroll.

Community Collection Day

St. John's Parish Room, Menston, Ilkley (03/11/18)

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