Thursday 29 April 2010

Private John Lang

Born on 10 April 1884 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Mrs. Helen Lang, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as ironworker; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 38.25 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; gray eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 3 January 1916 (number 775111) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 10 June 1917 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - invalided to England on 3 July 1917 - transferred to the 3rd Tunnelling Company, Canadian Engineers, CEF, as a Sapper on 17 November 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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