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Joe Tilson LANG

Regimental number1791
Date of birth--/01/1896
Place of birthDunedin New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMarmora, Comer Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMary H Lang, Marmora, Comer Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF53
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 17 April 1917

FateDischarged 21 December 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has rendered invaluable service while in charge of patrols, and has obtained much valuable information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain William LANG, 6th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 13 August 1915.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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