The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant G Lang


Serjeant G LANG, S/525, 7th   Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, death assumed on or after 3rd May 1917.

Formerly served in the Punjab Frontier Expedition, Royal West Kent Regiment, discharged 31st January 1907..

Born Bermondsey, Surrey, enlisted 7th September 1914, London, age 39, height 5ft 6 inches, 146lbs, resided Rotherhithe, London, SE. Formerly labourer.

Husband of Alice Emma Lang (nee Corbett), of 2, Nelldale Road, Rotherhithe, London. Married St Anns Bermondsey, 26th March 1910.

Children - George Howard Morthmore Lang, 3rd February 1911, Bermondsey; Edith Constance Ethel Lang, born 10th March 1913, Bermondsey; Alice Mary Lang, born 26th January 1915, Bermondsey.

Postings - Home, 7th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF, 26th July 1915 to 3rd May 1917.

15th September 1914, promoted Sergeant; 5th October 1915, appointed Acting Company Sergeant Major; 7th December 1915, drunkenness, reduced to the ranks; 18th December 1915, promoted Sergeant; 1st July 1916, appointed Acting Company Sergeant Major; 17th September 1916, appointed Action Regimental Sergeant Major; 12th December 1916, relinquished the rank of Acting Regimental Sergeant Major; 10th February 1917, reduced to rank of Sergeant.

8th January 1918, pension of 28/9 a week awarded to widow and three children.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, France.

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