John Charles LANGE

John Charles Lange Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Meringandan
Resided
Meringandan
Occupation
Farmer
Enlisted
03-April-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
21
Status
Single
Service No
5623
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, 15th Reinforcements
Embarked
07-September-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
04-October-1917
Place
Zonnebeke, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium
Notes

Name on ROH: J.C. LANG

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Goombungee Fallen Soldiers Memorial.

Brother of 1654 Private Leslie George Lange.

 

John Lange landed in France in December 1916. At Zonnebeke in Belgium on 4 October 1917 while advancing with his unit a mortar shell burst among them, killing many. He was listed as “wounded and missing” until a Court of Enquiry in April 1918 concluded he had also been killed in action. He has no known grave.