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William Manning Langdon

Headstone at O'Neills Point Cemetery provided by Paul Baker 2002. - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone at O'Neills Point Cemetery provided by Paul Baker 2002. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Manning AWMM
  • Surname
    Langdon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1996 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Unknown AWMM
    • Mrs Langdon (wife), James Street, Arch Hill, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Motor vehicle accident whilst on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Langdon was the son of John and Mary Ann Langdon; husband of Kate Langdon, of 31 McKelvie Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand.

    He was driving a small arms ammunition load to the defence stores and was thrown off when the wagon lurched going over a gutter and died in hospital shortly after admission.

    LANGDON, William Manning, ASC Driver, suffered an accident at the Defence Office, Rutland St, on Friday, while driving a wagon load of small arms ammunition to the Drill Hall. He was a married man aged 43, married, with 2 children, a carpenter, living at James St, Arch Hill. Associated names: Dr KNIGHT, F V Fraser, SM, Albert Edward Palmer, uncle of deceased, Det Sgt Alfred Hammond, Lieut Samuel Mellows, Alexander James Bell, Dr D R Niven. A verdict was returned in accordance with the medical evidence and that the accident was due to the unsafe condition of the gutter at the crossing. There was no evidence of negligence or want of skill on the part of the deceased. (Auckland Weekly News, 26 April 1917, p. 49)

    Cemetery record has date of death as 23 April 1917. Military service with Royal Artillery Garrison taken from Kaipara and Waitemata Echo AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 April 1917 AWMM
    Age 42 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    O'Neill's Point Cemetery, 122 Bayswater Avenue, Bayswater, North Shore, Auckland AWMM Row X. Plot 53. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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