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William Joseph LANGDON

Regimental number1178
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMeekatharra PO, Meekatharra, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John Langdon 16 Dangan Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date8 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSquadron Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: Refers 30 April 1918.

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'He has at all times acted with great gallantry and dash in action, and has carried out his troop duties in a most satisfactory manner during the last five months. In the bayonet charge of the regiment at Es Salt on 30 April, 1918, he was one of the first to reach the enemy, and personally bayoneted three of the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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