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Archibald Hislop LANG

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Surname: LANG

Forename(s): Archibald Hislop

Place of Birth: Blackpool, Lancashire

Service No: 58506

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: York and Lancaster Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 6th Division

Age: 31

Date of Death: 1918-10-22

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IV. E. 10.

CWGC Cemetery: TOURGEVILLE MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Archibald Hislop Lang was the son of James and Alice Lang, née Whiteside. James was born at Blackburn and Alice at Great Eccleston, Lancashire.

1891 Salterforth, Yorkshire Census: Hayfield - Archibald H. Lang, aged 4 years, born Blackpool, Lancashire, son of James and Alice Lang.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Stopes House - Archibald I. Lang, aged 14 years, born Blackpool. Lancashire, son of James and Alice Lang.

1911 Salterforth, Yorkshire Census: Anchor Inn - Archibald Hislop Lang, aged 24 years, born Blackpool, Lancashire, son of James and Alice Lang.

Archibald was married to Mary Alty in 1912.

The British Army Service Record for Archibald Hislop Lang exists but may be incomplete.

A short biography of Archibald is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

LANG, A. H., aged 31, York and Lancs. Regt., 20, Cobden Street, [Barnoldswick], died of wounds, Oct. 22, 1918.

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Private Archibald Hislop LANG

Private Archibald Hislop LANG

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: York and Lancaster Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: York and Lancaster Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 6th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 6th Division

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Surname: LANG

Forename(s): Archibald Heslop

Born: Blackpool

Residence:

Enlisted: Barnoldswick, Lancs

Number: 58506

Rank: Private

Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment

Battalion: 2nd Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 22/10/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 51580, West Riding Regiment

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Surname: LANG

Forename(s): Archibald Hislop

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 58506

Rank: Private

Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment

Unit: 2nd Bn.

Age: 31

Awards:

Died Date: 17/10/1918

Additional Information: Husband of Mary Lang, of 37, Lonsdale Rd., Blackpool.

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1916

LANG Alice of 20 Cobden-street Barnoldswick Yorkshire widow died 30 March 1916 Probate London 10 April to Archibald Hislop Lang taper and Mary (wife of the said Archibald Hislop Lang). Effects £419 12s. 8d.

1920

LANG Archibald Heslop of 20 Cobden-street Barnoldswick Yorkshire a private 3rd battalion Duke of Wellington’s West Riding regiment died 22 October 1918 in France Administration (with Will) London 4 May to Mary Lang widow. Effects £267 17s.

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01 November 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – THE WAR'S TOLL: Private A. H. Lang

Private A. H. Lang, York and Lancs. Regiment, died at Trouville (France) on the 22nd October from gunshot wounds received in action a fortnight earlier. He leaves a wife and one child residing at 20 Cobden Street, Barnoldswick. The news of his death, received by wire on Friday last, came as a great blow after reassuring letters conveying hopes of recovery. Private Lang, who was 31 years of age, was called to the Colours in May last and had only been in France three weeks before being wounded. He was formerly a taper employed by Mr. J. W. Horsfield, Butts Mill.

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01 November 1918

Barnoldswick Casualties

Pte. A.H. Lang, York and Lancs. Regiment, died at Trouville (France) on the 22nd October, from gun-shot wounds received in action a fortnight earlier. He leaves a wife and one child residing at 20, Cobden Street, Barnoldswick. The news of his death, received by wire on Friday, came as a great blow after re-assuring letters conveying hopes of recovery. Pte. Lang, who was 31 years of age, was called to the colours in May last, and had only been in France three weeks before being wounded. He was formerly a taper employed by Mr. J.W. Horsfield, Butts Mill.

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