Lang – William Robert 1890-1970

Lieutenant Colonel William Lang O.B.E., M.C. served in Europe in WW1, where he was awarded the Military Cross[1], and in the Home Guard in WW2.

His service records are here.

His MC citation is as follows:
Awarded military cross for acts of gallantry in the field (NZEFOs 419) 
(HQrs Lon 31.10.17)
Awarded MC for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of his Coy in an attack, when he was the only surviving officer, and captured his objectives with great skill & courage. He showed a quick grasp of the situation & complete disregard of danger. {NZEFOs 554 Hqrs Lon 15-4-18)

Scanned pages of his 1916 WWI diary


Scanned pages of his 1918 WWI diary

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