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William LANG

Regimental number1812
Place of birthGlasgow Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationNavvy
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMrs Lang, Shorehead, Johnshaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Enlistment date12 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For conspicuous gallantry and untiring devotion to duty during the capture of trenches near Bullecourt, when he did excellent work with the carrying parties.'
Recommendation date: 14 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and untiring devotion to duty during the capture of the trenches near BULLECOURT on 3rd May 1917. He did excellent work with the carrying parties and in the issuing to the best advantage the supplies taken up or captured. He was employed in clearing the dead from the trenches and later in supervising their burial under fire. On all sides reports have been received showing the cool and determined bearing of this valuable N.C.O. under the heaviest fire. He has been brought to notice for gallantry in every action in which his regiment has taken part.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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