Long, Arthur Given: Service no. 407039

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Source: Per Roll of Honour in Duty Nobly Done. Found during cross-check of database.

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Source: The Globe Toronto Thursday April 13, 1916 via CVWM.

PTE. LONG’S DEATH.

Weston, April 12,–(Special.|)–Rev. Dr. Long received word to-day of the death of his son, Pte. A.G. Long, by shell shock in Belgium on March 29th. He was with the 18th Battalion and formerly of with the Goodyear Company at Calgary. He was well known at Brampton and Bradfor. Pte. Long spent Christmas Day in the front line of trenches. Two brothers and two sisters and the parents survive.

Source: The Globe Toronto Thursday April 13, 1916.

 

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Source: The Globe Toronto Friday April 14, 1916 via CVWM.

Tecumseh Player Killed in France

In yesterday’s casualty list appears the name of Arthur Long, the [Toronto] Tecumseh lacross player, who was a member of the Indians the last year they were in the Big Four. Last season he stated in the Ottawa City League, but enlisted in June and a couple of weeks later he volunteerted for overseas service when a draft of two hundred men was required from Niagara camp. He played with the  Tecumsehs at Niagara two days before he sailed, when the two local teams [winged?] a game at the summer camp for the entertainment of the soldiers. Long is a western boy and played with the Eaton club in the C.I.A before he joined the Tecumsehs. He was a defence man and gave every promise of developing into one of the best in the game.

Long played with the champion Young Toronto team of 1911, and participated in the two games against Vancouver A.C., when the latter defeated the Young Torontos and took the Mann Cup west.

Source: The Globe Toronto Friday April 14, 1916.

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“DIED OF WOUNDS” In the Field, Belgium. While with his Company in the front line trenches on the afternoon of March 29th, 1916, he was severly wounded in the leg by shrapnel during a heavey enemy bombardment. His wounds were attended to by a medical officers but he died before he could be taken to a dressing station.

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