C. Longland.

. C. Longland - He was part of a contingent of 130 men of the Hunts. Reserve Battalion who had volunteered for active service in December 1914. They left from Huntingdon station in carriages attached to the 10:06 train.

Extract from a local newspaper of unknown origin  

Last Post at Ramsey.

The remains of Pte. C . Longland [Hunts. Cyclists], son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Longland, Ramsey, who died of wounds received in France, after treatment at the De Walden Court Hospital, Eastbourne, on Monday, September 11th, were received in the town on Thursday evening [14th].  On Friday afternoon the funeral took place at Ramsey Cemetery, where the inhabitants of the town went into mourning, and many attended to pay their last respects to the soldier that had given his life for his country.   Slowly the cortège made its way towards the Parish Church, where the service was conducted by the Rev.  J. R. Pawley-Smith.  The Church was well filled when the coffin, covered with the Union Jack, was borne up the aisle and Mr. G. Moore, the organist, played appropriate music, and the solemnity of the occasion was keenly felt by all present.  After the service the hymn "Now the labourer's task is o'er" was rendered by the choir and congregation, and shortly after the last journey to the cemetery was made.  At the graveside the service was impressive, the word of the Vicar appealing irresistibly, and when the Volunteer firing party, who were formed by Messrs. C. Fisher [In charge], P. Bennett, H. H. Palmer, G. Barratt, A. Butler, H. Hornsby and E. Bedford, fired the three volleys over the grave, and the Boy Scout Buglers Messrs. Bowyer, C. Cade and M. Meadows, sounded the "Last Post," there were not many dry eyes among the large congregation.  The principal mourners were:  Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Longland [father and mother], Miss Longland and Mrs. H. Freeman [sisters], Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Longland [brother and sister-in-law], Mr. and Mrs. Chatfield [brother-in-law and sister], Mrs. George Longland [aunt], Mrs. C. Taylor, Mrs. G. Taylor, Mrs. C. Hodson, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Newton, Mrs. H. Cox, Miss Hill [cousins].  The following members of the Reading Room, of which the late Private Longland was a member, were present: Messrs. H. C. Binns, H. King, G. W. Fordham, V. King, B. Cooper, A. H. Palmer, A. Proud, J.I. Major, J. N. Perkins, R. J. Lofts, W. Palmer, A. T. Fisher, R. F. Serjeant, L. P. Addington, H. Gilding, H. Isley, A. Gee, H. W. Curry and B. A. Curry.  Amongst the large gathering of friends at the graveside were noticed: Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Caton, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Marriott, Mr. and Mrs. Bridgefoot, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Woolley, Mr. and Mrs. Dimmock, Mrs. E. Lamb, Mrs. J. R. Pawley-Smith, Mrs. V. Everitt, Mrs. Hildred, Mrs. C. Cade, Mrs. A. N. Swearer and daughter, Mrs. S. Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Short, Mrs. O. G. Howe, Mrs. H. Phillips, Mrs. Lar. Longland, Mrs. Burden, Mr. Wm. Shelton, Mrs. Allam, Mrs. Garner, Mrs. H. Storey, Mrs. B. Greenwood, Mrs. Llewellyn, Mrs. Isley, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. C. B. Larratt, Mrs. Wm. Butler, Mrs. Wilburn, Mrs. J. Proud, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Newton, Misses. R. Butler, Chamberlain, J. Edwards, E. Newton, D. Hill, M. Greenwood, E. Marriott, E. King, Messrs. T. Marriott Jnr., T. Greenwood, G. Goodley, S. Rowell, J. Mutton, C. Greenwood, T. Key, Lack, J. Freeman, W. Negus, G. Saunders, Hollewell, F. W. Butler, E. Curedale, J. F. Davis, R. Newton, E. H. Darling, C. B. Larratt, A. F. Southow, E. Hildred, and many others.  Sergt. R. Scarr and Corpl. Geo. Swearer, by consent of the Colonel of the 1st Hunts. Cyclists, attended as representatives of the Corps.  The coffin was a military one, of elm with silver furniture, and the inscription was: “No. 641, Private CHARLES LONGLAND, Royal Warwick Regiment, died September 11th, 1916, aged 24 years."  Mr. A. N. Swearer conducted the funeral arrangements.  There were many floral tributes, as follows: From Mother and Father, in memory of our dear boy." "From his sorrowing brothers and sisters" "To dear Charlie, with deepest sympathy, from his cousins, Charlie and Lizzie"; "To dear uncle Charles, from his nieces and nephews" "With deepest sympathy from Will and Amy" "With deepest sympathy from Lizzie and Harry"; "With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Jn. Freeman"; "With deepest sympathy from Private C. Taylor, Royal Fusiliers"; "With sincere sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Beeton"; "With deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor"; "In affectionate remembrance from, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor" ;"With loving sympathy from, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Butler and family"; "With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Swearer and family"; "With sincere sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Sewell, Junr"; "With loving sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Larratt and family"; "With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Dimmock"; "With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. D. Greenwood and family"; " "With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Harding and Bert"; " "With deepest sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Isley - out of stress of the doing, into peace of the done"; "To the honoured memory of him who gave his life for his country, from Mrs. Llewellyn"; "With deepest sympathy from F. Spence [Bury Road]"; "With deepest sympathy and regret, from Miss Mawdesley"; "With sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. John Caton - the strife is o'er, the battle done, the victory of life is won"; "Private C. Longland, who died at his country's call: a day of remembrance, but sad to recall -  with deepest sympathy from Private Pilkington, Royal Fusiliers"; "With deepest sympathy from members of the Ramsey Reading Room."

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