James Lang

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James Lang
Personal Information
Date of Birth Not known
Place of Birth Ballarat, Victoria
Age at Enlistment 44 years, 9 months
Description 5'11½" (1.82m) tall ; 182lbs
82.554 kg
; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; dark hair
Occupation Quarryman
Religion Presbyterian
Address Stratham Siding, Western Australia
Next of Kin Friend , Mrs F Lewis
Military Information
Reg Number 7743
Date of Enlistment 26 Mar 1917
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 11th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
Date of Embarkation 29 Jun 1917 ‒ 25 Aug 1917
Ship Embarked On HMAT A30 Borda
Date of Return 10 Mar 1918
Ship Returned On HMT Durham Castle England to Cape Town
Date of Return 19 Apr 1918 ‒ 4 May 1918
Ship Returned On RMS Orontes Cape Town to Fremantle
Fate Returned to Australia (medical)
Monument Gosnells Road Board Honour Roll
Medals British War Medal

Pre War

War Service

Entered Blackboy Hill camp on 26 Mar 1917 and on 8 May 1917 he was allocated to the 26th reinforcement draft for the 11th Battalion, travelling with them to England.

After arriving in Plymouth James was sent to the 3rd Training Battalion at Durrington to prepare for France, transferring to the 2nd Training Battalion on 7 Nov 1917 at Sutton Veny. . On 10 Mar 1918, without having left England for France, James was sent back to Australia for health reasons - senility and chronic bronchitis. A Medical Board at Lark Hill, England on 4 Sep 1917 declared him to be fit for home service only, confirmed on 1 Dec 1917 and again on 20 Jan 1918. Moved to the 2nd Command Depot at Weymouth to await a ship home.

From 4 to 7 May 1918 he received treatment in the 8th Australian General Hospital in Fremantle before being discharged by 5th Military District on 21 May 1918.

Post War


Connection to district has not been established. He is the best match for J Lang on the Gosnells Road Board Memorial Roll.

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