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George Turner LANGLEY

Address87 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J Langley, 87 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 March 1918
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name21st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', fourth Supplement, No. 29763, 22 September 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184, 14 December 1916. Awarded a second MID: promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 31383, 5 June 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 72, 2 September 1920. Awarded a third MID: promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30704, 12 January 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75, 17 June 1919.

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31138 (22 January 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919

Distinguished Service Order

'For skilful leadership and conspicuous gallantry in action. At Nabluse, on the 21st September, 1918, he was in command of the advanced guard. At several points the main road was strongly held by enemy machine guns, but, despite the different nature of the country, he overcame all opposition and pushed forward with all speed. By his dash and determination he succeeded in capturing a large number of prisoners and a quantity of war material in the town. At Damascus, on the 30th September, 1918, he again distinguished himself by his coolness in the face of the enemy, and gained command of an iportant point on the Damascus-Beirut road, resulting in the capture of about 4,000 prisoners and a large quantity of war material.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Order of the White Eagle - 5th Class (with swords) (Serbia)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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