John Thomas LANG

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LANG, John Thomas

Service Number: 6045
Enlisted: 7 March 1916, Enlisted at Cootamundra, NSW
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Nhill, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Uranquinty, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Schooling: Warraquil West State School, Victoria
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Ypres, Belgium, 27 October 1917
Cemetery: Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery
Plot 11, Row H, Grave 8 Headstone inscription reads: While you lie in peaceful sleep your memory we will ever keep
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Netherby Baker State School Roll of Honor, The Rock War Memorial, Uranquinty War Memorial, Wagga Wagga Victory Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

7 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6045, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Cootamundra, NSW
22 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6045, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
22 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6045, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
21 Jun 1917: Promoted Lance Corporal, 22nd Infantry Battalion, In the field
27 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 22nd Infantry Battalion, In the field
27 Oct 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 6045, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
27 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 6045, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, Multiple bullet wounds

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas Hamlyn Lang and Mary Lang of 'Wyadra' Uranquinty, NSW

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal