William (Bill) LANG

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LANG, William

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 3 November 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 6th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Auckland, New Zealand, 14 May 1893
Home Town: Burwood, Burwood, New South Wales
Schooling: Palmerston North High School (NZ)
Occupation: Officer Cadet (Duntroon)
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 13 August 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - Buried at Sea
Memorials: Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

3 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
21 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 6th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
13 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 6th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

Graduated Duntroon November 1914 as a Lieutenant. Promoted in the field to Captain.

"...Lieutenant William Lang, 6th Light Horse Regiment. A graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon, Lang joined the army on 3 November 1914. He embarked at Sydney with his unit aboard HMAT Suevic (A29) on 21 December. After training in Egypt, he served at Gallipoli, where he was appointed Captain. Lang was wounded on 7 August and was evacuated to the Hospital Ship Guildford Castle. He died from his wounds on 13 August and was buried at sea. He was 22 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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