Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut William Herbert Berkeley Long

Photo of William Herbert Berkeley Long
House and time at Malvern: No 4, 1913 - 1917.

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery.
Died: 31 May 1918 aged 20 in France. Died of wounds near Gezaincourt.
Cemetery: Bagneux Brit Cemetery Gezaincourt 11 C 17

Son of William Cole Long and Minna Long, Spring Cottage, Watledge, Nailsworth. b. 1898.
Middle IV A—Army II. House Prefect.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 261st Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery . Died of wounds May 31, 1918.

'He was sent to the front last winter, as Second Lieutenant in the R.A. On May 30th, while resting in a dug-out, he was severely wounded by fragments of a shell which had burst near-by. He was removed, quite conscious and even cheerful, to an Officers' CCS. Recovery was hoped for, but he died, unconscious, on the following day. He was a straightforward, open-hearted, unassuming boy, with a strong sense of humour, and is stated by the Officer commanding his battery to have been a most efficient officer, who cheerfully undertook any dangerous work demanded of him.' (Malvernian, Jul 1918).

Service record: WO 339/93926