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Austin Theodore Long

Date of Birth

4 May 1883


Borough Road College


Teacher at Stoke Public Higher School, Davenport

Service number


WW1 rank


Royal Army Medical Corps, 10th Battalion, Royal Scots

Theatre of war


Date of death

22 August 1917

Location of death

Paschendale – 3rd Battle of Ypres


Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (Grave/Memorial reference: Panel 11-14 and 162)


Lieutenant Austin Theodore Long attended Borough Road College as a Triarian and graduated from the college with a BA in 1903. He went on to get a BSc in 1908. He had been a teacher in Dresden, Germany on a scholarship before teaching in Devonport, Croydon, Kendal, tutoring at Dalton Hall Manchester University, then teaching at the grammar school in Drayton, and then Kendal again. He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Private on 1 September 1914 but was later commissioned into the 10th Battalion Royal Scots and became an expert bombing officer in grenade warfare. He was 34 when he dies at the 3rd Battle of Ypres (known as Passchendaele) on 22 August 1917.


Entry on p.85 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, Borough Road College 1900 applications, 1904 Annual Report, The O.B.’s War Hum and Roll of Service (1918, 4th Edition)