Thursday, 6 November 2014

St Michael's: Valentine Sandford Longman

Valentine Sandford LONGMAN
Died 1st September 1918

Date of Birth: March quarter 1886
Place of Birth: Highgate, Middlesex

Valentine Sandford was the son of Valentine Ignatius Roderique and Kate Parsons Longman (nee Beard). He had two sisters: Violet I and Enid M. By 1891, the census shows 5 year old Valentine with his family at 35 Carleton Road. In 1901, the census shows 15 year old Valentine boarding at Highgate School while his family was living at 35 Carleton Road, Islington. Valentine senior worked as a British and international wholesale newsagent. 

Service Details: In 1908 Valentine attested in the Honourable Artillery Company. He resigned 26 September 1910. In the Great War, Valentine served as a Major with the 19th Battery of the Royal Field Artillery
Place of Death: France
Place of Burial: HAC Cemetery, Ecoust-St Mien, plot VI. G. 17
Commemorated: Highgate 

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