LONGSTAFF, Robert R

Service:
Army
Rank:
Private
Unit:
1st/7th Northumberland Fusiliers; 15th DLI (Durham Light Infantry)
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
Unknown
Home Address:
Bridge Street, Middleton
Family Details:

Son of John and Jane Longstaff. In the 1891 census he is shown living at 80 Hude Gate, Middleton-in-Teesdale with his parents and four siblings. Robert was married to Margaret Elanor Longstaff; they had two children, one a daughter named Jane.

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Kirkby Stephen
Death:
17th Jul 1916
Place of Death
France
Cause of Death:
Wounds/ gas poisoning
Place of Burial:
Unknown
Notes:

Lived in Coronation Street, Barnard Castle with his wife and children before moving to Darlington. Prior to the war he worked as a plate layer for North east Railway.

Teesdale Mercury 26.07.1916 - Page 4: Column 3

Private Rob Longstaff died in France 17/07.  Of Bridge Street, Middleton in Teesdale.  15th DLI (Durham Light Infantry) - took part in org. Battle of Somme

Teesdale Mercury-22/10/1919: Notes from the higher dales: Service to dedicate marble tablet

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