Stockwell (Stocky) LANGHANS

LANGHANS, Stockwell

Service Numbers: S14874, SX20865
Enlisted: 2 February 1941, Torrens Hall, South Australia
Last Rank: Staff Sergeant
Last Unit: Field Company Engineers
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 19 July 1913
Home Town: Mitcham, Mitcham, South Australia
Schooling: Norwood Boys High
Occupation: Clerk at Advertiser Newspapers Ltd
Died: Natural causes (heart attack), Somerton Park, South Australia, 28 September 1958, aged 45 years
Cemetery: North Brighton Cemetery, S.A.
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World War 2 Service

2 Feb 1941: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S14874, Torrens Hall, South Australia
19 Dec 1941: Promoted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lance Corporal
16 Apr 1942: Promoted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Corporal
1 Jun 1942: Promoted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Staff Sergeant
29 Jul 1942: Involvement SN SX20865
29 Jul 1942: Transferred 2nd AIF WW 2, Staff Sergeant, Field Company Engineers, Warradale, South Australia
14 Dec 1945: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Staff Sergeant, SN SX20865, Field Company Engineers

Stockwell Langhans Military Record

From his WW2 Records:-
Birth: 19 July 1913, Adelaide, SA.
Height: 6' 1"
Eyes: Green
Complexion: Medium
Hair: Brown
Marks/Scars: Appendix Scar
2 February 1941 - Enlisted in Army at Torrens Hall, SA.
19 March to 16 June 1941 - Completed 90 days Training at Warradale, SA.
22 September 1941 - Commenced with CMF as Group III Clerk with Field Engineers.
19 December 1941 - Promoted to Lance Corporal.
30 March 1942 - Transferred to 5th Bomb Disposal Company, RAE.
16 April 1942 - Promoted to Corporal.
1 June 1942 - Promoted to Company Quartermaster Sergeant (CQMS) - Staff Sargeant
29 July 1942 - Transferred to AIF and number changed to SX20865.
1 December 1944 - Embarked at Brisbane per USAT "Santa Monica".
15 December 1944 - Disembarked Torokina, Solomon Islands.
24 November 1945 - Embarked at Bouganville per HMAS "Westralia".
28 November 1945 - Disembarked Brisbane.
14 December 1945 - Discharged from 6 Australian Mechanical Engineers (Spares Parts Section) in SA.

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