Private Arthur Samuel Victor Long

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

29 Aug 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Engineering trade


Mr Shepherd, Bridge Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

139 North Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 19th September 1918
The Book of Life Luton

Pte Arthur Samuel Victor Long, 22461, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on August 29th, 1918.

Parents Samuel and Martha Long, of 139 North Street, Luton, were informed that their son had been shot through the heart by a sniper at Combles while crossing an open space with his captain, who had just chosen him as orderly. He died in a very few minutes, and was conscious only a few seconds. Pte Long, who was aged 20, had been expecting home leave at the time.

Prior to joining the Army, Arthur worked for engineer Mr Shepherd, of Bridge Street. He was a member of High Town Primitive Methodist Church.

At the time of the 1911 Census, Arthur was living at 139 North Street with his parents and three sisters, and was a pupil at St Matthew's School.

Arthur is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Luton Book of Life (shown above) compiled at St Mary's Church.

Individual Location

The Book of Life Luton

Author: Deejaya

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