Albert Long was born in Beverley in 1883, son of William West and Emma Long (nee Blakeston). He married Florrie Hancock of Beckside in 1906 at Beverley Minster. They had three children.
Albert joined the 5th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment (the “Beverley Terriers”) and arrived in France on 1 November 1915. He served in Belgium, on the Somme in 1916 and in the Battle of Arras in April 1917.
He was seriously wounded on 26 September 1917 in an attack by his 8th Battalion of the East Yorkshire regiment on German lines at Zonnebecke in the Ypres Salient, Belgium. He died on 30 September 1917.
Albert was buried in the nearby Dozinghem Military Cemetery. He was awarded the 1915 Star and the War and Victory medals.
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