Alexander James LANG

Regimental number2934
Place of birthWoodburn, New South Wales
SchoolKilgin, Riley's Hill, and Woodburn Public Schools, New South Wales
AddressLismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Alexander Lang, Tamar Street, Ballina, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularOffered himself for enlistment on five occasions before being accepted. One of 5 brothers who served.
FateDied of wounds 11 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death30.11
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 67), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Jessie LANG, Tamar Street, Ballina, New South Wales. Native of Woodburn, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal