- Surnames starting with the letter L. 

James Atkinson Longridge CMG

Rank:Lt. Colonel
Name of Rgt or Ship:Indian Army
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Albert Communal Cemetery Extension
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Grandson of James Atkinson Longridge M.Inst. C.E. who invented the wine
gum.   Educated at the Grange, Folkstone, Malvern College & Sandhurst
Military College.Officer Legion of Honour.

As a Cadet at Sandhurst, he enlisted in the Royal West Surrey Rgt in 1895 
and was drafted out to India in 1897,  where he spent most of his military
life.  He was involved in the Boxer & Somalia Campaigns.  In 1912, he was
selected to asist Sir Beauchamp Duff at the India Office.  In conjunction
with his duties there, he bacame the Assistant Secretary to the Committee
of Imperial Defence.  In September 1914, he gave up his appointment to join
the Army in France as General Staff Officer (3rd Grade) of the Indian
Contingent 1915.

He was the recipient of 3 medals and was mentioned 4 times in dispatches.

Eventually, in June 1916, he became Major & Brevet Lt-Colonel - CMG of the
Indian Army and first General Staff Officer (1st Division  British
Expeditionary Force.   Made a Companion of of the Most Distinguished Order
of St. Michael and St. George.  Included in the last birthday honours

Death reported in the 29/08/1916 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.  Local
newspaper states that his parents were also of Torcross, Knightsbridge,
South Devon.

Married Lillian, the 3rd daughter of General Berkeley of the Indian Army -
they had one young daughter.

M.I. - "Soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest".

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1917.
Memorials found on:
St. Margaret's (Dunham Massey)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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