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Name: Joseph Hedley LONGSTAFF
Casualty No.: Ranks: Able Seaman Initials: J H Service No.: Tyneside Z/6916
Date of Birth : 31/08/1896 Place of Birth : Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Age at Death: 21
Unit: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Signaller, Drake Bn, Royal Naval Division.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: HMS Calliope, Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. 20th August 1915.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 4 Gibsons Buildings, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 10 Baker Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Civilian Employment: Postman.
How Died: Died of wounds. Shrapnel wound to left eye.
Date of Death: Tuesday 14th November 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Battle of the Ancre, 13th – 18th November 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Varennes Military Cemetery (FR 41). Somme, France. Reference I. E. 50
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Joseph was the son of Sarah Jane Longstaff, of 10 Baker Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. A relative, Hilda Longstaff, aged 22, died suddenly on 8th August 1921, daughter of the late John Thomas and Hannah Longstaff of 4 Gibson Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham (reported in the Blaydon Courier, 20th August 1921).
Notes : Joseph enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 20th August 1915. He was drafted to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force as a Signaller, 16th February 1916. He joined Drake Bn 2nd May 1916. He died of wounds in the 11th Casualty Clearing Station.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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