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John Longstaffe

Biography of Gunner John Longstaffe (195081)
252 Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery

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John Longstaffe

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Dunsby, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Oct – Dec 1898

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



No marriage for John has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
Joseph Quincey Longstaffe

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Dunsby, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Farmer and grazier

Mother’s Name:
Annie Marie Measures

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1892 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Gwendoline Annie Longstaffe, 1893, Dunsby
Katherine Margaret Longstaffe, 1895, Dunsby
Joseph Quincey Measures Longstaffe, 1897, Dunsby
John Longstaffe, 1898, Dunsby

1901 Census:
John is living with his parents in Dunsby.

1911 Census
John is living with his parents in Dunsby.

Relatives in services:
Brother Joseph Quincey Measures Longstaffe

Newspaper Mentions:
None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
None found

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
John’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Dunsby, plaque in All Saints Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Gunner John Longstaffe, 252 Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery who died on 3 December 1918 Age 20.
Remembered with Honour Denain Communal Cemetery
Grave Ref: B.47

More information:

 John Longstaffe

Denain Gate

Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.