James Alexander Robert LANGLEY


LANGLEY, James Alexander Robert

Service Number: 3220
Enlisted: 16 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Petersburg, South Australia, 2 April 1892
Home Town: Nangkita, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Nangkita School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 24 July 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Black Forest Parkside West Methodist Church and School Roll of Honor WW1, Hindmarsh Valley School Roll of Honor, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
14 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3220, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
14 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3220, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
24 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3220, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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On August 21, Mrs. B. Langley, of Nangkila, was officially informed that her son had been killed in action in France on July 24. The late Lance-Corporal James A. R. Langley was educated in the Nangkita School, and was well known in the district. He enlisted in July, 1915, and left for Egypt early in September. With the exception of a few weeks spent on Lemnos Island he remained in Egypt until the end of March, when he left for France, landing at Marseilles on his 24th birthday. His bright and happy disposition and natural courtesy endeared him to all who knew him, and he will be most sadly missed by relatives and friends." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 16 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)