Longhurst, William Gordon

Regimental Number: 101110
Rank: Private
Branch: 49th Battalion

William was born in March 30, 1884 in Craighurst, Ontario. At the time of his enlistment in July of 1915, he was living in Lake Saskatoon; his homestead was located at 8-71-8-W6. On October 8, 1916, William received a gunshot wound to his right shoulder at the Somme. In October of 1917 at Passchendaele, William was reported missing in action. However, on April 18, 1918, he was reported killed in action, having died at Passchendaele on October 30, 1917. He was “buried where he fell at a point about 200 yards north east of Bellevue pill box.” They were unable to find his body. William is remembered on the Menin Gate.