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George William LANGRON

Regimental number1069
Place of birthLeeds England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDairy hand
Addressc/o Mrs Chadwick, Philip Street, Kilkenny, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, William Langron, 13 Milner Street, Hunslet, Leeds, England
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 19 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'At No. 1 Aid Post near BULLECOURT this private showed magnificent courage on the night of 10th May 1917, by going forward in front of R.A. Post and bringing in a wounded man. A heavy hail of shrapnel fire was on at the time. He also by his own coolness and disregard for danger encouraged his stretcher squad, who kept at work for 30 hours continuously and were instrumental in saving the lives of many wounded men who would otherwise have been helpless and exposed to terrific enemy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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