Longster, George


His name is recorded on the North Stoneham Park Memorial, the Bassett War Memorial and in the Highfield School headteachers log listed as an old boy, lost during World War 1. See Highfield School Roll of Honour.

Other Information

Birth registered for George Stanton Longster, Oct-Dec 1882, York, Vol. 9d, page 7.

Christening record for George Stanton Longster, shows he was christened on 12 November 1882 in York. His parents were Herbert and Sarah Ann.

In 1891, Georges family were living at 46 Oxford Street, Southampton. His father, Herbert (b.1857, Malton, Yorkshire) was a greengrocers manager. His mother was Sarah A. (b.1856, Pertwood, Wiltshire). He had 3 siblings; Lucy A. (b.1886, Yorkshire), Eleanor M. (b.1888, Yorkshire) and Walter E. (b.1891, Yorkshire).
Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 920; Folio 82; Page 18; GSU roll: 6096030.

George was a Pioneer or Sapper (service numbers 333150 and WR/508254) with the 12th Port Construction Company, Inland Water Transport Battalion of the Royal Engineers. He received the Victory and British Medals.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission records show that he died on Armistace Day, 11th November 1918, and is remembered at ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, grave reference S. II. GG. 21. 
His parents were Herbert and Sarah Longster, of Stile Cottage, Burgess St., Bassett, Southampton.

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