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Ludwig Waldemar LANGE

Regimental number5053
Date of birth12 May 1889
Place of birthRenmark, South Australia
OccupationFarm hand
AddressLobethal, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.3
Height5' 9.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, J A Lange, Lobethal, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 79th Infantry, Senior Cadets; 3 months in the Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date7 August 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Discharge date4 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 17 September 1918 (gas).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Bakara', 22 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 4 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 May 1949
Age at death50
Place of burialMount Torrens Public Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, LANGE Ludwig Waldemar

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