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David George LANG

Regimental number205
Place of birthParkes, New South Wales
True NameKNOTT, David George
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGymnastic instructor
Address2 George Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maud Watson, 2 George Street, Redfern Sydney (stated to be Mother, Mrs Francis Maria Knott, Lockwood, Victoria)
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentCSM
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'Sergeant LANG enlisted on 18th January 1915 and served on GALLIPOLI with 21st Battalion, and served with the 57th Battalion. He transferred to the 58th Battalion on 31st July 1917 and has since performed the duties of Pioneer Sergeant. he has carried out the multitudinous and varied tasks allotted to him, many times under fire, with the greatest skill and cheerfulness. He sets a high standard of zeal and devotion to duty to all with whom he comes into contact and in consequence the work of the Battalion Pioneers is of the highest order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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