William Alfred Longstaff

from April 1889 to June 1889–10 May 1942 (Age 53)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Alfred

When William Alfred Longstaff was born from April 1889 to June 1889, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Alfred Longstaff, was 32 and his mother, Hester Mainwaring, was 44. He lived in Moss Side in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 10 May 1942, in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 53.

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Alfred Longstaff
Hester Mainwaring
William Alfred Longstaff

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World Events (7)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 12

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Age 19

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1908 · 7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers

Age 19

The 7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers was active from 1908-1967. They were another volunteer unit for Britian's Territorial Army. During WWI they fought on the Western Front and during WWII they arrived in Liverpool just in time for the Liverpool Blitz.

Name Meaning

English: apparently an occupational name for a tipstaff or beadle who carried a long staff as a badge of office; perhaps also a nickname for a very tall, thin man, or even an obscene nickname for a man with a long sexual organ. The surname is found chiefly in northeastern England.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • William A Longstaff in household of Alfred Longstaff, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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