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William LANGDON

Regimental number1960
Place of birthWellington New Zealand
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMachinist
Address19 Shenton Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Langdon, c/o Mr J M Roscrow, Prince Street, Long Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date27 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 18 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 27 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In operations near BROODSEINDE on 12th October, 1917, these men [LANGDON, 3399 C.E. JAMES, 3124 J. THOMSON] did splendid work as stretcher bearers in going to the assistance and collecting wounded men under very heavy shell fire and at great personal risk. It was entirely due to their gallantry and devotion to duty that casualties were cleared quickly and many lives saved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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