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George Godfrey Lang

New Lynn RSA exterior, 2 Veronica Street, New Lynn 0600. Image kindly provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin

New Lynn RSA exterior, 2 Veronica Street, New Lynn 0600. Image kindly provided by John Halpin 2017, …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Godfrey AWMM
  • Surname
    Lang AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    63824 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
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    63824 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.120 Brick worker/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.120
    HendersonWaitakere City 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.120
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland POW Deaths (R25405152)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    • 17 August 1942 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Died on torpedoed trasport ship from North Africa to Italy. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Lang was the son of James Dudrick Lang, and of Mary Sophia Lang (nee Augustine), of New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM Coll. grave 7. D. 1-10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • New Lynn RSA, 2 Veronica Street, New Lynn 0600 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2932439
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.120 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM

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