Matron Margaret Lang

Unit Royal Australian Air Force
Accession Number ART27682
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 54.8 x 40.8 cm; framed: 64 x 50 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on board
Maker Freedman, Harold
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1940-1949
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Margaret Irene Lang first served in Solonika with the Australian Army Nursing Service in the First World War. During the Second World War, she was Matron-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service. She completed her training at the Wangaratta District Hospital and the Women's Hospital (later Royal) in Melbourne. Lang was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8 June 1950 for service with the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service during the Second World War. [Source:]