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Stephen Bennett LANGTON

Regimental number3088
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolCommercial College, Hounslow, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor engineer
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Stephen Bennett Langton, 133 Glendower Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date30 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 17 June 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded MM for bravery at Treux near Albert on 10th June 1918.
FateDeceased 19 September 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialPeronne Communqal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Stephen and Maria LANGTON
Medals

Military Medal

'At TREUX near ALBERT on 10th June, 1918, during the successful attack by the 7th A.I. Brigade, after three men had failed to get back through the enemy barrage, this man volunteered and succeeded in carrying the message back from his section Officer to Company Headquarters a distance of 1,000 yards, through a very heavy artillery and Machine Gun fire. During the whole of the attack, he showed great coolness and courage, setting a fine example to his comrades.'

Family/military connectionsBrother Lt Stanley A Langton, 2nd Machine Gun Batt AIF.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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