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William Joseph LANGRISH

Regimental number4827
Place of birthNewtown, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolCrown Street Public School, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMarine fireman
Address130 Commonwealth Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, W J Langrish, 130 Commonwealth Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 September 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, France
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
69
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Josephand Ellen LANGRISH
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 8 March 1916; disembarked Egypt, 11 April 1916, and admitted to 31st General Hospital, Port Said (not yet diagnosed: 'mild illness'); transferred to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 3 May 1916; discharged, 14 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 14 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 13th Bn, in the field, 21 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 29 August 1916 (nature of wounds not recorded).

Died of wounds, 2/1st South Midlands Casualty Clearing Station, Warloy, 2 September 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: 2455, LANGRISH William Joseph

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