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William Henry LANG

Regimental number2239
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGlass blower
AddressWhite Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Dehon, White Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'(Hermies 9 April 1917) Gallant conduct under heavy fire.'
Recommendation date: 14 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He dashed forward alone, and destroyed an enemy machine gun which was holding up the advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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