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William Edward LANGRIDGE

Regimental number3794
Place of birthNewcastle on Tyne, England
ReligionBaptist
OccupationIronworker
AddressCharles Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M.A. Langridge, Charles Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceS.A. Infantry Regiment (18 years)
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian General Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Annie LANGRIDGE
Discharge date25 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, 29 March 1916, to join the British Expeditionary Force; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916.

Admitted to Anzac Corps Rest Station, 27 January 1917, and transferred to Australian Casualty Clearing Station the same day (arthritis); to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 31 January 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 31 January 1917; discharged and marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 2 February 1917.

Proceeded to No 1 Australian General Hospital, 22 February 1917 (Class B14); attached to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 3 March 1917 (classified as fit for permanent base duty only).

Taken on strength of No 1 Australian General Hospital, 25 June 1917.

On leave, 12 September 1917; rejoined unit, 27 September 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 14 October 1918; rejoined unit, 2 November 1918.

Proceeded on duty to United Kingdom, 10 January 1919; arrived Sutton Veny, 10 January 1919.

On leave, 23 April 1919; marched into Australian Imperial Force Central Training Depot, Fovant, 29 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 2 July 1919; discharged Adelaide (termination of period of enlistment), 25 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 July 1925
Age at death50
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 7 West, Grave 10), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, LANGRIDGE William Edward

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