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Henry Lang

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Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 41), Page: 7 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 41), Page: 7 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Lang AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24376 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 March 1873 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    2 March 1873 Public - Sue - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016 - Birth certificate
  • Place of birth
    Waipukurau Public - Sue - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016 - Birth certificate
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Carpenter. He built a home for one of his granddaughters when he was 79 years old. Public - Sue - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016 - Family information
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Christina Lang (wife), 205 Coutts Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married Christina McKay on 11 November 1895 in Woodville. They had seven children when he went to war. Public - Sue - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016 - Marriage certificate/ family knowledge

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24376 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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

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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Sergeant Major Lang won a competition on board the Pakeha for an article he wrote for the ship's magazine. See 'The Pakeha" October 1916, pp.5,15. AWMM
    • His winning entry, Our Last Day in New Zealand, reflected the soldiers' emotional departure for the front. Poignantly Henry arrived in England just a few days after his oldest son, Joseph William Lang, was killed in action in France, at the age of 20.
      After the war Lang senior helped to build the Miramar RSA in Wellington, alongside his son-in-law Alexander Murray, who was a gunner in the NZ Field Artillery and lost a brother in France.
      Henry, who was a NZ Defence Force volunteer before WW1, received the NZ Volunteer Long & Efficient Service Medal in 1919 and the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal in 1922. His service started when he enrolled in the Pahiatua Rifle Volunteers on its formation in 1900. After seven years he transferred to Wellington, serving with volunteer forces in the city. He completed his service after WW1 with the 1st Battalion Wellington Regiment in January 1922. Public - Sue - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016 - The Pakeha magazine, military personnel file, family knowledge
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 August 1957 Public Source
  • Date of death
    2 August 1957 Public - Sue - Direct descendant - 28 April 2016 - Family knowledge/cemetery record
  • Age at death
    84 Public - Sue - Direct descendant - 28 April 2016 - Family knowledge/ cemetery record
  • Place of death
    Wellington Public - Sue - Direct descendant - 28 April 2016 - Family knowledge
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Karori Public - Sue - Direct descendant - 28 April 2016 - Cemetery website
  • Grave reference
    Cremated (Record No 16443) Public - Sue - Direct descendant - 28 April 2016 - Cemetery website
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • In loving memory. As a history buff you would have been fascinated by how much more your family has learnt about you and your talents through the centenary of WW1 - your granddaughter Nola and great granddaughters Sue, Karen, Joanne, Jude and Robyn
    Public - Sue - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016
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Sources

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28 April 2016SueLondon, EnglandDirect descendant

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