Biography

Birth date: 15 September 1896
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: 1791 - First World War, 1914-1918
QX6067 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 2/1 Field Workshop
  • 3rd Base S/A
  • 53rd Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 10 April 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 53rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Military Cross

  • Unit: 53rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Officer of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: 3rd Base S/A
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

P10659.002

Studio portrait of Lieutenant Joe Tilson Lang, 1st Battalion. Lang was working as fitter when he enlisted on 28 January 1915 as a private with the service number 1791. He embarked at Sydney aboard HMAT Argyllshire (A8) on 10 April, and was promoted to Sergeant the same month. Lang was transferred...

P10659.002

Timeline

Date of birth 1896-09-15
Date of embarkation 1915-04-10
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-04-17