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William Eustace Langford

  • Service number
    • 806 AWMM
    • 806 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 May 2015 - Military Records
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • N Z Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay who served in the Sth African War 1899-1902". Image kindly provided by Paul Baker (December 2008). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay w …

Identity

  • Title
    Sergeant & Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 May 2015 - Military Records
  • Forenames
    William Eustace AWMM
  • Surname
    Langford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 806 AWMM
    • 806 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 May 2015 - Military Records
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 May 2015 - Military Records
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 May 2015 - Military Records

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1865 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 May 2015 - Research
  • Place of birth
    Napier Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 May 2015 - Research
  • Birth notes
    son of William & Eliza Langford of Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - BMD NZ records
  • Address before enlistment
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    Station Manager, Te Hua Station, Mangatu
    1902 - Lieutenant for the NZ Militia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 May 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Elizabeth Langford of Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    • single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - Military Record
    • 1904 - Married Minnie Annie Cooper of Wainui Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Johannesburg, Diamond Hil, Cape Colony & Orange Free State Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • N Z Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • 806 AWMM
    • 806 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 24 May 2015 - Military Records
  • Military service
    1900-1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Lance Corporal to Sergeant = 3rd Cngt to Lieutenant in 8th Cngt Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - Military Record

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Queen's & King's SA War Medals with clasps Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Addington & Trentham Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 May 2015 - Military Records
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Station Manager for Captain Tucker in Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 May 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    33 & 30??? yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 May 2015 - Military Records

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 May 2015 - Military Records

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 6 April 1904
    WEDDING BELLS.
    At Wainui a large number of guests assembled at the invitation, of Mr and Mrs William Cooper to witness the marriage of their eldest daughter to Mr William Eustace Langford, who is well and favorably known throughout the district, having been one of Gisborne's representativesin South Africa, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant. The wedding was a very pretty one, taking place in the large library, which had been tastefully adorned for the occasion. A large floral arch was erected, from the centre of which swung a marriage bell, constructed of beautiful white flowers. The Rev J G Paterson was the officiating clergyman. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a becoming gown of white silk, trimmed with chiffon. She wore the customary wreath and veil. Her sisters, Misses Freda and Emily Cooper, were her bridesmaids, and wore pretty costumes of white muslin, trimmed with insertion. Mr H. Hill was bestman, and Mr Chas. Cooper was groomsman. After the service the guests were entertained by Mr and Mrs Cooper at a sumptuous wedding breakfast. The health of the bride and bridegroom was toasted with enthusiasm, and after receiving the congratulations of their friends the happy couple left for their home at Te Hua about 11 o'clock. The bridegroom's present to the bride consisted of a dainty little gold watch. The wedding presents were very numerous, testifying to the esteem m which the recipients are held by their many friends Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 July 2015 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXI, Issue 10016, 6 April 1904, Page 2
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    25 October 1947 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 May 2015 - Research
  • Age at death
    83 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 May 2015 - Research
  • Place of death
    Papakura, Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 27 May 2015 - Research
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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