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Francis Bertram Langridge

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Private F. B. Langridge, Wellington Infantry Battalion, killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 1 July 1915 p045. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19150701-45-2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Bertram AWMM
  • Surname
    Langridge AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 6/1533a AWMM
    • 6/1553A AWMM
    • 10/1553 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 16 River Bank, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Henry Montague Langridge (father), 16 River Bank, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 6/1533a AWMM
    • 6/1553A AWMM
    • 10/1553 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      129 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Harry Montague Langridge and Elizabeth Langridge, of 16, Riverbank, Wanganui. Born at Westport.

    Listed as 10/1553 Nominal Rolls; 6/1553A on Archives New Zealand and CWGC

    Transferred to Canterbury Infantry Bn, Zeitoun Camp, 4 April 1915.
    Killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 May 1915.

    Parents: Harry Montague Langridge and Elizabeth Langridge, 16 Riverbank, Wanganui AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Place of death
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    • Corporal F. B. Langridge, who was killed at the Dardanelles on May 8, was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Langridge, of Riverbank, Wanganui, and a brother of Mr. J. W. Langridge, of Christchurch. (Auckland Weekly News, 1 July 1915, p. 21) AWMM
    • Grey River Argus, 29 July 1915, Page 5:
      Sergeant-Major J. W. Langridge, writing to the parents of Sergeant Otto Hahn, who enlisted at Rangiora, and was killed in action, regarding the manner of his death, said: "On May 8 we were attacking a Turkish position and in the final charge poor Otto was hit so badly that he died instantly. His courage was splendid and I would like you to take comfort in the thought that he suffered absolutely no pain, and was not disfigured in any way. Otto was a true soldier, and there are many heavy hearts amongst his comrades for he had the admiration of all of us. My own brother was killed with him, and we buried them almost side by side in a spot which will never be disturbed. l am proud of my brother, I ask you to be proud of your son. Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 18 April 2017 - National Library of New Zealand; Paperspast portal; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/GRA19150729.2.24?query=hahn%20i%20ask%20you%20to%20be%20proud%20of%20your%20son
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 405 AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 1 July 1915, p. 21. AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM

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18 April 2017SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
24 December 2016JeniferWairarapa New ZealandResearcher