• Robert Baskeville Long

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Sergeant

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  • Birth

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Toowoomba, QLD, Australia

Stories and comments
    • The men of A Company 26th Battalion
    • Posted by jaydsydaus121, Tuesday, 23 November 2021

    Darling Downs Gazette (Qld), Tuesday 18 November 1919, page 3 WEDDING. LONG—JOHNSON St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church was the scene of a very quiet and pretty wedding on the 9th. instant, when Sergeant Robert Baskeville Long, late of the 26th Battalion, A.I.F., was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Maude Stevenson Johnson by the Rev. Monsignor D. Fouhy. Both principals are natives of New Zealand, the, bridegroom being a ne-phew of the late Mr. John Long of Toowoomba, who died while on a visit to relatives in New Zealand. The bride-elect travelled to Australian by the S.S. Niagara and was met on her arrival in Sydney by Mrs. Stewart, and during her stay in Toowoomba, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. Stewart at their residence 'Narellan', Lindsay-street. Subsequently to the ceremony a champagne dejeuner took place at 'Narellan,' only the very intimate friends of the bridal couple being present. The table decorations were carried out in a colour scheme of purple and blue, in compliment to the bridegroom, and the handsome three-tier wedding cake (the work of T. K. Lamb) had military emblems and was decorated with the bridegroom's colours. Mr. W. Stewart acted as best man and the bride was given away by Mrs. Stewart. Miss Winifred Kelly acted as bridesmaid. After the wedding break-fast, the happy couple motored to Cambooya and caught the Sydney mail train next day for Brisbane—their future home—Mr. Long being licensee of the Albion Hotel. On their arrival a number of Mr. Long's friends were at the station to welcome the happy couple and subsequently entertained Mr. and Mrs. Long at a dinner. Mr. Long was away with the 26th Battalion for 4½ years and saw much service in France, as well as at Gallipoli, where he was wounded. Numerous telegrams and cables of congratulations were received by the happy couple. The charming floral bouquets of the bride and bridesmaid were the work of Miss Gertrude Kemp of James-street.