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Eric Leslie Langdon (1899-1953)


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Eric Leslie Langdon (1899-1953)


Landgon, Eric Leslie


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Biographical Text

No.4746  Private Eric Leslie Langdon
Eric Leslie Langdon's parents were Mathew Mark Langdon and Florence Henrietta Ford. Children of the marriage were:

  • Joscelyn David Langdon - 1885-1937
  • Norman Penrith Langdon - 1886-1970
  • Arthur Joseph Langdon - 1887-1889
  • Florence Henrietta Langdon -1888-1889
  • Percy Claude Langdon - 1890-1963 (Served in the A.I.F. as No.3777)
  • Alma Juanita Kathleen Langdon - 1891-1966
  • Vernon Harcourt Langdon 1892-1963
  • Zedina Estella Langdon 1893-1894
  • Florence Zedina Elizabeth Langdon 1895-1964
  • Eric Leslie Langdon 1899-1953 (Served in the A.I.F. as No.4746)
  • Venetia Irene Langdon 1896-1896
  • Lucy Olinda Langdon 1904-1983

Pre War
Served in the Senior Cadets  - 56 at Richmond.

He then worked as a boilermaker.

War Service
4 January 1916 - Enlisted at Melbourne. Sent to "A" Company, 23rd Battalion at Royal Park

1 March 1916 - Transferred to Langwarren.

17 March 1916 - Transferred to Ascot Vale.

4 April 1916 - Embarked from Melbourne per Euripides with 6th Infantry Brigade, 22nd Infantry Battalion, 12th Reinforcements.

Disembarked at Suez, Egypt.

May 1916 - Sent to 6th Training Battalion at Rollestone in England.

19 November 1916 - Proceeded to France to join 22nd Battalion.

20 January 1917 - Evacuated to England, suffering with Trench Feet.

He remained in England for the duration of the war.

11 October 1918 - Returned to Australia per H.T. Medic.

26 October 1918 - Discharged from the A.I.F. at Melbourne - "Medically unfit."

Post War
After the war, Eric worked as an electrical contractor.

1920 - Eric Leslie Langdon married Myrtle Edith Dalgleish at Northcote, Victoria.

31 May 1920 to 13 October 1923 – He resided at 233 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales.

16 April 1924 - B.R.P.F. 44 Despatched to Mrs F.H. Langdon, Spotswood, Victoria.

1927 - Eric Leslie Langdon married Florence Muriel Wallis at Melbourne.

1927 - Eric Leslie Langdon, trading as The Radiant Supply, of Swanston Street, Melbourne was declared insolvent.
The Argus of 29 April 1927, page 18

26 November 1943 – He resided at 8 Murchison Street, East St. Kilda.

22 September 1953 - Died at Heidleberg, Victoria.

Medals and Entitlements:

  • British War Medal - No.39936
  • Victory Medal - No.39413

Name on the Werribee Shire Oak Board: Langdon E. L.

The names “Langdon, P.C. from Spotswood” and Langdon, E.L. from Spotswood”, first appeared in the Roll of Honor, Werribee Shire Banner, 13 February 1919, p.3.

In 1915, A Mr Langdon was the Secretary of the Laverton Board of Works.
Werribee Shire Banner, 11 February 1915, p.2.

Mr H Langdon wrote to the Werribee Shire Council in 1915, asking that destruction of trees at Laverton be stopped.
Werribee Shire Banner, 4 March 1915, p.3.

Mr Herbert Langdon (possibly a relative) wrote to the Editor of the Werribee Shire Banner, asking that some of the money held in trust for the Laverton community, be used to place an Honor Board in the local school, to perpetuate the names of the local heroes who had volunteered for the war.
Werribee Shire Banner, 31 August 1916, p.3.

3777 Langdon, Percy Chand, 25, Married, Boilermaker, Wife – Ruby E Langdon, 83 Mary St Richmond. 5th Field Coy Engineers.



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