One Long Sutton family had made a record, with four sons away at war.
They were the sons of Charles Luff, of Back Lane, all serving with the army.
One was Richard, serving with the Lincolnshire Regiment and with three years’ service to his credit. He was among the wounded in hospital.
Charles was with the Cheshire Regiment and was a prisoner of war at Musterlager in Germany.
Arthur, one of the first recruits from Long Sutton, joined Kitchener’s Army at the outbreak of war and was training in Shorncliffe.
Finally, Sam, also of the Cheshire Regiment, had had nine years’ service and was also recovering in hospital in Manchester.