Alexander Langlands

First Name: 
Alexander
Last Name: 
Langlands
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, July 9, 1885
Mother's Name: 
Grace Langlands
Father's Name: 
Alexander Langlands
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, December 2, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
20th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Alexander Langlands (Service No 5611) was born in Musselburg, Scotland and came to Australia some time before 1913.

At enlistment Alexander was single, 31 years old, worked as a blacksmith and lived in Kiama, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A14 Euripides with 20th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement on 9th July 1916.  After arriving in England on 26th October 1916 he joined 20th Battalion in France on 17th December 1916.

Alexander saw service on the Western Front until he was wounded in action on 18th April 1917.  He was evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his left forearm, returning to duty on 1st August 1917.

He was wounded a second time on 9th October 1917 and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of severe gun shot wounds to his back and knee.

Alexander was repatriated to Australia in March 1918 and discharged medically unfit on 20th July 1918.

Alexander died in Sydney in 1973.  His service is commemorated on the Kiama Memorial Arch and Honour Rolls.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, LANGLANDS ALEXANDER

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