John Craig Longmuir

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
772541
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
Yes
Wounded: 
Yes
Commemorated at: 
Alexandra Presbyterian Church
Birth country: 
Scotland
Birth county: 
Aberdeenshire
Birth city: 
Aberdeen
Address at enlistment: 
69 Strathcona Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
69 Strathcona Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Labourer
Employer: 
Cockshutt Plow Co.
Religious denominations: 
Presbyterian
Marital status: 
Married
Age at enlistment: 
38

Letters and documents

BX April 23, 1917

Brant Casualty List Mounts Up – 22 Today – Twenty-Two Names of Local or County Men Given Out Today – First Brant Battalion Draft Suffered Severely

Issued today is one of the lengthiest weekend casualties lists yet made public since the outbreak of war. In the list are given 19 Brantford men, all of whom with one exception were wounded. Three Simcoe men, two Paris men and one Burford man are also in the list. Many are official confirmations. The Expositor having previously mentioned them. 

In Alexandra Presbyterian church last evening Rev. D.T. McClintock referred to two casualties Gunner Jack Housion and Pte. John Craig Longmuir. Pte. Longmuir went across to France with the first draft from the first Brant County Battalion. He is now in a French hospital suffering from a severe gunshot wound in the leg. His wife lives at 69 Strathcona Avenue. He was a former employee on the works department of the city.

BX April 27, 1918

Returned Men

A number of Brantford soldiers are reported today to be due for arrival home in the course of a few days. The following Brantford list has been issued from headquarters:  L. Davis, 86 Albion Street; J.W. Rowe, 6 Lundy Lane; J.C. Longmuir, 69 Strathcona Avenue; E.E. Murrell, 347 St. Paul Avenue.

BX April 29, 1918
 
Soldiers Return

The Grand Trunk train which arrived in the city last evening at 6.50 brought four returned heroes home. The party included L. Davis, 86 Albion Street; J.W. Rowe, 6 Lundy Lane; J.C. Longmuir, 69 Strathcona Avenue; E.E. Murrell, 347 St. Paul’s Avenue. The soldiers were met by Chairman John S. Dowling and Secretary MacDonald of the Soldiers’ Aid Commission, and Sergeant Stanbridge of the Soldiers’ Home. All were provided with cars and taken to their respective homes. C. Flood, 135 Albion Street, reported as a cot case, did not arrive with the others, although his name had been received from headquarters.