Walter Weyburn Long

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86th Battalion
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Date of death: 
November 1st, 1917
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery - Poperinge, Belgium - XXI.CC.8
Commemorated at: 
Port Dover War Memorial
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Birth city: 
Port Dover, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
494 Furby Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Died of Wounds (Gunshot wounds shoulder penetrating chest) at No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station.

BX November 15, 1917

Private Walter Long Died of Wounds

PORT DOVER, Nov. 12 – Word has been received here that Walter Weyburn Long, a former Port Dover boy, son of Mrs. H. Long, Paris, Ont., has died of wounds.

BC December 15, 1917

Walter Weyburn Long Made the Supreme Sacrifice

Gunner Walter Weyburn Long is another Canadian who has made the supreme sacrifice in the Empire’s cause. On Saturday, Nov. 10th, Mr. H.P. Long received official word that his brother had died from wounds on Nov. 1st, in No. 10 General Hospital, at Rouen France. Deceased was born at Port Dover in 1895, being a son of the late Henry Long. In Sept., 1915 he enlisted in the 86th Machine Gun Battalion at Hamilton, and in April, 1916 went over to England. Later he was drafted into the Borden Motor Machine Gun Battery, going over to France about a year ago, since when he had taken part in much of the heavy fighting there. The late Gunner Walter W. Long was the youngest son of Mrs. H. Long, Banfield St., and known to a number here having visited Paris on several occasions. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and took an active interest in Y.M.C.A. athletic work. He leaves besides his widowed mother, one sister, Miss Kathleen, and three brothers Harmon, and Hubert, all at home and William at Port Dover.