Aubrey Waithman Long

1875. Born in Bowdon, Cheshire and educated in Marlborough College. His father was William Waithman Long who died September 21 1896 at Fleet, aged 49 years. His mother Charlotte Amy Waithman Long died in 1941. His parents married in Ruthin in 1874. I cannot find his birth registration. However there is an un-named male Long registered in the right district , Altrincham, in 1875

As far as I can see his grandfather was Isaac Long. He lived in Hazelcroft was one of the early villas, built in 1850 for Isaac and Eliza Waithman Long. It is a large italianate house 'with finest red brick and lavish stone dressings. This is one of the most impressive villas, with wide front door, built-in backstair cupboards and grand cellars. It also has a puzzling third staircase - either for a separate family establishment, or for separate circulation. Hazelcroft is also in the select number of villas that has its own lodge. It also had a camellia house (demolished). Mr Long, of European Jewish origin with an anglicised name, died in 1851; his young widow of 31 lived on here until 1878-9, with four daughters and five indoor servants. The house was a Manchester City Council nursing home after World War II, but was sold and divided into three dwellings in 1991.

1876 His father is in the bankruptcy court. The Bankruptcy Act . In the County Court of Lancashire, holden at Manchester. In .the Matter of Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by William Merritt Apcar Gillara and William Waithman Long, of No. 16A, Jackson's-row, in the city of Manchester, Commission Merchants, carrying on business in copartnership together under the style or firm of William Gillam, Long, and Co. NOTICE is hereby given, that a First General Meeting of the separate creditors of the above-named William Waithman Long has been summoned to be held at the Clarence Hotel, Spring-gardens, Manchester, on the 16th day of May, 1876, at half-past four o'clock in the afternoon precisely.—Dated this 28th day of April, 1876. EARLE, SON, ORFORD, EARLE, and MILNE, 44, Brown-street, Manchester, Solicitors for the said William Waithman Long

1881 census at 6, Duke St, North Meols, Ormskirk, Lancs

1891 census at 34, Harold Road, Croydon, Upper Norwood

1900 Aug 15 Marries Lilian Ailene Rose Knox (she died 25 August 1931)

1901 census at 19 Dunmore Road , Waterford. He signs the census form "A Waithman Long"

1911 census at Coolcronaun, Mount Falcon, Mayo with his wife

1914 Oct 13. The undermentioned to be temporary Lieutenants, Temporary Second Lieutenant Aubrey Waithman Long.

KOYLI 6th (Service) Battalion. Formed at Pontefract on 12 August 1914 as part of K1 and attached to 43rd Brigade in 14th (Light) Division. Moved initially to Woking and on to Witley in November 1914. Moved to Aldershot in February 1915. 21 May 1915 : landed at Boulogne. 19 February 1918 : disbanded in France.

1914 Dec 28. The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). 6th Battalion, Temporary Lieutenant A. Waithman- Long to be temporary Captain.

1915 May 21. Lands in France

1917 Feb 19. Yorks. L.I. Temp. Capt. A. Waithman-Long to be Adjt., vice Capt. T. E. F. Penny, M.C.

1917 Jul 27. 2nd Lt. (temp. Capt.) E. G. Bartlett,, M.C., to be Adjt., vice temp. Capt. A. Waithman-Long.

1917 Dec 20. Camp Comdts. (Graded for purposes of pay as D.A.A.Gs.).—Temp. Capt. A. Waithman- Long, Yorks. L.I., and to be transfd. to Gen. List, vice Capt. E. N. S. Crankshaw, R. Fus.

1919 Apr 6. The undermentioned relinquish their commns. on completion of service:— Temp. Majs., and retain the rank of Maj. A. Waithman-Long.

1920 May 11. Awarded Chevalier Legion d'Honneur. Temporary Major Aubrey Waithman-Long, General List.

1921 Apr 8. He writes "Tales of the RIC" while living at Ballina House, Mayo. Ballina House was part of the Knox-Gore estate. TALES OF THE R.I.C. are a series of anonymous short stories that appeared first in Blackwood's Magazine in 1920 and 1921. Strongly unionist, they are based on episodes in the Royal Irish Constabulary's struggle against the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence. They begin around the spring of 1920, and end with the truce of July 1921. 'The day will come in Ireland when men will pray to God for a sight of the good old green uniform of the R.I.C. And it will be too late.'

His MIC shows he then moved to Dernas Liggan in Galway. This house was owned by Guy Lenox Bence-Lambert, C.M.G., J.P. for the Suffolk and Galway, and D.L. CO. Suffolk, Colonel Connaught Rangers. A house on the shore of Killary Harbour, named after a small lough in the townland of Tullyconnor, built by Alexander C. Lambert on a farm of 250 acres leased from Colonel Alexander Thomson in 1854.

He does not appear to have been in ADRIC. I cannot establish whether he did join the RIC

1922 Aug 1. Appointed Prison Governor in Northern Ireland. He oversaw 5 executions during this period.

1932 He retired from the Prison Service.

1932 His wife died in Belfast.

1939 Nov 16. Re-married in Merioneth.

1941. His mother Charlotte Waithman-Long died in Bath.

1959 Died in Merioneth


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