12 October 2009

229117 Lt Reginald Loungueville, Coldstream Guards

Twenty-one year old 229117 Lieutenant Reginald Loungueville of the Coldstream Guards had already been mentioned in dispatches when he died on the 12th October 1944. He was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Longueville, D.S.O., M.C. (also of the Coldstream Guards and also mentioned in dispatches during WW1) and Gertrude Beatrice Longueville, of Forthampton, Gloucestershire.

Reginald was born in Shropshire but living in Gloucestershire when he enlisted. He is buried in Overloon War Cemetery in the Netherlands. The Commonwealth war Graves Commission states that:

"There was severe fighting in the vicinity of Overloon in October-November 1944, when the Germans were being cleared out of the region south and west of the Maas in preparation for the final attack on the Rhineland. Most of the burials in Overloon War Cemetery are of men who died during these months. The cemetery contains 280 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, and one Dutch war grave."

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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