Ferdinand Clydale Langdren

First Name: 
Ferdinand
Middle Name: 
Clydale
Last Name: 
Langdren
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, June 16, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Marion Langdren (nee Doyle)
Father's Name: 
George Langdren
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, December 21, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
47th Battalion
Company: 
A
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, August 15, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds sustained in action
Details: 

Ferdinand Langdren (Service No 2046) was born in Dapto, N.S.W.  When he enlisted he was 21 years old and working as a factory hand.  Ferdinand had previously served in the CMF.

He embarked on HMAT A70 Ballarat with the 31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcements  on 18th February 1916.  On 1st April 1916, after arriving in Egypt he was transferred to 47th Battalion A Company.

From here Ferdinand was sent to fight in France, arriving on 10th July 1916.  On 11th August 1916 while fighting at Poziere he was wounded in action.  He was taken to a Casualty Clearing Station for treatment to shrapnel wounds.

Ferdinand did not recover from his wounds and died on 15th August.

He is buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension Plot VII, Row C, Grave 22. His brother George Langdren (Service No 67203) also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, LANGDREN FERDINAND CLYEDALE

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