Service number 229117
Died: October 12th 1944
Reginald Francis was the twin son of Lt-Col Francis Longueville, DSO, MC by his wife Gertrude Beatrice Venables. He had an older sister, a twin sister, Olive Mary who died in 2009, and a younger brother. The twins were born in 1922 in Oswestry where their maternal grandparents lived.
He Matriculated in 1942.
The Longueville family had long connections with the Coldstream Guards and it was with that Regiment Reginald was serving with the rank of Lieutenant when he was killed on October 10th 1944. He was Mentioned in Despatches.
He is buried at Overloon War Cemetery Plot III. E. 8.
He is commemorated on the Coldstream Guards Roll of Honour and at St Mary’s Church, Forthampton. Gloucestershire where his parents lived.
A wooden panel in the church porch states
The Restoration of this church was made as a thanksgiving to Almighty God for the
victory of freedom over tyranny, and the preservation of the homes of the parish
and to commemorate those who died through the action of the enemy 1939-1945
Dora Elsie Brierley
Charles Donald Hemming
Reginald Francis Longueville