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Soldier profiles

Name : LANG, CLIFFORD WALTER PATRICK
Service Number : VX19663
Date of Birth : 02/07/1909
Place of Birth : MOOLTAN, INDIA
Known as : CLIFF
Occupation on Enlistment : SOLDIER
Date of Enlistment : 11/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : BROADMEADOWS, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : ANDERSON
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : LIEUTENANT
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : LIEUTENANT (JAVA), SERGEANT (JAVA), O.I.C. 3 PLATOON A COMPANY (JAVA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) : APPOINTED LIEUTENANT FROM SERGEANT (JAVA)
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions : FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA), DAMOUR (SYRIA), TJILILITAN (JAVA), LLEWILIANG (JAVA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 04/03/1942
Age at Death : 32
Community Roll of Honour : FOOTSCRAY (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY, INDONESIA. 6. C. 5. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : 04/03/1942 / LLEWILIANG (JAVA)
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0050 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6214323 [DIGITISED], Barcode 32639232 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Headstone [photo courtesy of K. Parker]

Background : Son of Walter and Mary Agnes Anderson, of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire.