1887 Aug 27. Born Hull, Yorkshire
1891 census at Hull
1901 census at 7, Alexandra Avenue, Sculcoates
1904 Jan 21. Attested KRRC. He was a Clerk
1904 Feb 22 Discharged from Army - mis-statement of age
1911 Jan/Mar married in Naas, Ireland
1911 census a Bombardier Royal Field Arty, at Seaforth Barracks in Liverpool. He is married
1918 Mar . Landed in France
1918 Aug 17. Commissioned The undermentioned to be 2nd Lts. for service in the Field: — Batt. Qr.Mr.Sjt. Richard Edward Long.
1919 Jan 20. RFA. The undermentioned to be Adjts. and to be actg. Capts. (with pay and allowances as Lt.) whilst so empld. 2nd Lt. R. E. Long, vice, 2nd Lt. H. Cotterell, T.F. 20th Jan. 1919
1919 Oct 26. 2nd Lt. R. E. Long retires, receiving a gratuity.
1920 Jul 6. Joins the Freemasons in Brighton. He is a grocer
1920 Aug 17. Joined ADRIC with service no 324, Posted to C Coy
1920 Sep 3. Promoted Section Leader
1920 Dec 17. Permitted to resign. He would appear to be a candidate for "Chichester" but he was not killed, and he did re-join
1921 Nov 15 . Rejoined. Posted to H Coy.
1922 Jan 27 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1936 Jul/Sep Died Worthing, Sussex aged 48