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James Frederick Lang

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
29/09/1892
Geboorteplaats:
Salt Water Creek Kaiapoi, Nieuw-Zeeland

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Landbouwer

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Nieuw-Zeeland
Strijdmacht:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
29265
Eenheden:
 —  Canterbury Regiment, 3rd Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
16/12/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Polygoonbos, Zonnebeke, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
25

Begraafplaats

Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Plot: IX
Rij: AA
Graf: 16

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Points of interest 1

#1 'Sterfteplaats'

Extra informatie

Private James Frederick Lang served in the Canterbury Regiment, Third Battalion, 4th New Zealand Brigade. He was the son of Frederick and Isabella Lang, of Saltwater Creek, Canterbury, New Zealand.

After the Third Battle of Ypres the New Zealand Division held the line in and around Polygon Wood. In early December the Division wanted to improve its positions and tried to take the heights round Polderhoek Chateau. The Division’s battalions relieved each other in the Polygon Wood sector, the main work being improving defenses, repairing trenches and wire. The landscape was water-filled shell holes. The Germans had observation over much of the area so any movement was shelled or machine-gunned.

The 2nd Brigade was replaced by the 4th Brigade on the night of 15/16 December; In this, the 3rd Battalion of the Canterbury Regiment replaced the 1st Canterbury. It was during this period that James Frederick was killed, on the 16th of December 1917, aged 25. He is now in a special memorial grave at Buttes New British Cemetery at Polygon Wood, Plot IX, Row AA, Grave 16.

Bestanden 1

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"The history of the Canterbury Regiment N.Z.E.F. : 1914-1919", Ferguson D., Whitcombe and Tombs, 1921, page 218 - 223
Gebruikte bronnen
Auckland cenotaph
https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C8517?n=Lang%2029265&ordinal=0&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/480328/lang,-james-frederick/
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NZ project
https://nzef.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=143195
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Service Records
https://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/records/666087
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The long,long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army
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