Brigadier George Furner Langley

Service number VX133472, V64877
Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant Colonel, Second Lieutenant
Birth Date 01 May 1891
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Port Melbourne
Death Date 24 August 1971
Death Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Final Rank Brigadier
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • 14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • 1st Australian Camel Battalion
Places
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1919-10-04
Published in London Gazette in 1918-01-12
Published in London Gazette in 1919-01-22
Published in London Gazette in 1920-06-11
Published in London Gazette in 1917-02-15
Published in London Gazette in 1916-09-25
Published in London Gazette in 1919-03-08
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-12-14
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-06-17
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-06-17
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1920-09-02
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-07-25
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1920-01-29

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    15 February 1917 on page 1607 at position 9
    Commonwealth Gazette
    25 July 1917 on page 1543 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    11 June 1920 on page 6452 at position 12
    Commonwealth Gazette
    02 September 1920 on page 1145 at position 4
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st Australian Camel Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    12 January 1918 on page 803 at position 4
    Commonwealth Gazette
    17 June 1919 on page 1009 at position 10
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    22 January 1919 on page 1165 at position 8
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 895 at position 92
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    25 September 1916 on page 9340 at position 15
    Commonwealth Gazette
    14 December 1916 on page 3385 at position 31
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • First World War Nominal Roll:

    Unit
    14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    04 October 1919 on page 12233 at position 5
    Commonwealth Gazette
    17 June 1919 on page 1010 at position 23
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel

Timeline

Date of birth 01 May 1891
Date commissioned 24 March 1915
Date of enlistment 24 March 1915
WW1 Service 1 24 March 1915 2lieutenant 21st bn
Date of embarkation 10 May 1915
WW1 Service 2 25 August 1915 lieutenant
WW1 Service 3 02 September 1915 captain
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916
WW1 Service 6 01 November 1916 major
Other units 1916-12-01 - 1918-06-30 Commanding Officer of the 1st (Australia) Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps.
WW1 Service 7 24 January 1917 lieutenant colonel
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918
WW1 Service 8 01 July 1918 commanding officer 14th Light Horseregiment
Other units 1918-07-01 - 1919-01-01 Commanding Officer of the 14th Light Horse Regiment.
Date of recommendation honour or award 03 September 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 06 September 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 10 October 1918
WW1 Service 9 1919-01-15 - 1919-07-24 administering command 5th Light HorseBri
Date returned to Australia 24 July 1919
Date returned to Australia 24 July 1919
WW1 Service 10 02 November 1919 demobilised
Interwar Service 1 01 January 1920 lieutenant colonel Reserve of Officers
Interwar Service 2 01 July 1920 commanding officer 20th Light Horseregiment
Interwar Service 3 18 August 1924 Unattached List
Interwar Service 4 01 January 1925 commanding officer 4th Light Horse
Interwar Service 5 01 January 1929 Unattached List
Interwar Service 6 01 January 1934 Reserve of Officers
Career summary 2 30 September 1940 commanding officer 38th battalion
Appointment 1940-09-30 - 1942-02-16 Battalion: 38th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: Reserve of Officers ; Reason for end of appointment: promotion field command: 2nd Brigade
Career summary 3 01 May 1941 seconded administering command 6th Brigade
Career summary 4 1941-08-06 - 1941-09-17 course Command & Staff School Dun
Career summary 5 22 September 1941 seconded general service officer grade 1 Headquarters 4thDivision
Career summary 6 24 December 1941 general service officer grade 1 Southern Comd Headquarters
Career summary 7 24 January 1942 G1 3rdDivision
Career summary 8 16 February 1942 relinquished command 38th battalion
Career summary 9 06 April 1942 temporary brigadier, commander 2nd Brigade
Career summary 10 1942-06-28 - 1942-07-13 attached 13th Brigade Headquar
Career summary 12 01 September 1942 enlisted 2AIF
Career summary 13 14 January 1944 attached Headquarters Darwin Fortress Comd 7 dec 43-
Career summary 14 15 January 1944 medical downgrade Class B
Career summary 15 21 January 1944 relinquished command 2nd Brigade
Career summary 16 10 March 1944 honourary brigadier Reserve of Officers
Career summary 17 04 July 1944 ED
Date of death 24 August 1971
Career summary 1 Reserve of Officers
Career summary 11 course RAAF School of Army Co-Op c.Jul
Career summary 18 *** NO ACTIVE SERVICE ***
Served 1914-1918 Command: WWI 1st Bn ICC; Service:
WW1 Service 4 seconded ICC
WW1 Service 5 temporary major commanding officer 1st battalion ICC

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