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Robert L. Long

Corporal - United States Army

September 2, 1895 - April 21st, 1918

Robert (Bob) Louis Long is the son of Mr. & Mrs. William Long who lived on Johnson St. in Edwardsville, Illinois. Robert had three sisters and a brother. They are Mrs. W. P. Emig, Mrs. Leo Wittmer, Ms. Edna Long and Edward Long. As a boy he attended the public schools and graduated from Edwardsville High School Class of 1913. He worked for the Cloverleaf Railroad Company and the Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis Railroad Company until September, 1916, when he enrolled in the University of Illinois, majoring in finance and commerce. He quit college to join the Army when war was declared. Robert reported for duty with the second contingent from Edwardsville which left September 19, 1917 and was stationed at Camp Taylor, Kentucky, in Company A, 333rd Regiment. In early April, Corporal Long developed pneumonia and passed away at the base hospital with his mother and sister Edna at his bedside. The funeral was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church and Corporal Robert L. Long was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors. Corporal Robert L. Long was 22 years, 7 months and 19 days of age.

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