John Dixon LANG

Badge Number: 12941 / SS9392, Sub Branch: Transferred to Booleroo Centre
12941 / SS9392

LANG, John Dixon

Service Number: 1948
Enlisted: 15 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Narridy, South Australia, 26 May 1895
Home Town: Malvern, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Machinist
Died: Natural Causes, Narrogin, Western Australia, 15 October 1967, aged 72 years
Cemetery: Narrogin Cemetery, Western Australia
Anglican Area, Plot RA, Grave 18.
Memorials: Huddleston & Narridy Roll of Honour, Narridy Roll of Honor, Willowie Schools and District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

15 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
15 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1948, 48th Infantry Battalion,

embarkation_roll: roll_number: 19 embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Seang Bee embarkation_ship_number: A48 public_note:

13 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1948, 48th Infantry Battalion
6 Dec 1917: Discharged AIF WW1
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 1948, 48th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Wounded 1948, 48th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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BDM register have him born as JOHN DIXON LANGE.
Born 26 May 1985 in Narridy, South Australia
(SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 565 Page: 118 District: Cla.)

Father William Rowley LANG and Mother Catherine (nee DIXON).

Described on enlisting as 21 years 1 month old; single; 5' 10 1/4" tall; 178 lbs;
medium complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair; Methodist

15/2/1916      Enlisted in Adelaide, South Australia

29/2/1916      Commanding Officer appointed John to Light Horse, 2nd Depot Battalion,
                     Mitcham Camp

13/7/1916      Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide on board HMAT Seang Bee A48
                     as a Private in the 48th Infantry Battalion, 3rd reinforcements

10/9/1916      taken on strength of 12th Training Battalion

20/11/1916    proceeded overseas on SS Victoria, ex Folkestone, England, for France

4/12/1916      taken on strength 48th Battalion, from reinforcements

17/3/1917      promoted to Corporal

11/4/1917      gun shot wound to right side
                     admitted to Military Hospital Lewickham
21/4/1917      embarked on board HS St George for England, from Rouen, France

26/9/1917      embarked on board HMAT A30,Borda to return to Australia
21/11/1917    disembarked into Australia

6/12/1917      discharged from service in AIF

British War medal (15384) and Victory medal (15366) 

After the war, in 1923 he relocated from Malvern to Boorloo Centre.
His marriage had broken down and in 1936 he divorced and moved to WA.

m. Beryl Veronica Lang (nee _____), when John was 48 years.

Father of  John (b. 1948) and Ted.

15/10/1967    John passed away (69 years)
buried in:       Narrogin Cemetery, WA
                     Anglican Area, Plot RA, Grave 18

                     buried with wife Beryl (77 years) d. 17/7/1995

Thank you to John's son John for his family information.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  24/4/2015.  Lest we forget.