Second Lieutenant Charles Percy LONG

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: North Carlton VIC, 23 June 1892
Enlisted in the Army: 16 September 1915
Unit: 46th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, based at Droglandt, Belgium
Died: Air Operations, Belgium, 13 April 1917, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles and Alithea Long, of Perth, Western Australia. Was an Engineering student at University in Perth when gazetted to Royal Engineers. Born Melbourne, Australia
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Honour Avenues, Kings Park WA

On 18 November 1916, Second Lieutenant Long resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

On 13 April 1917, Second Lieutenant Long (Observer), flying in Nieuport Two-Seater aircraft A258, was killed during aerial combat.  The aircraft pilot was Lieutenant K W MacDonald RFC who was uninjured.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, LONG CHARLES PERCY
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/968 page 141, 172587

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