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Captain Breton Douglas Norman Langridge

Male 1919 - 1942  (23 years)


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  • Name Breton Douglas Norman Langridge 
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 10 Feb 1919  North Perth, Perth, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Sep 1942  Efogi, (Brigade Hill) New Guinea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Port Moresby, Bomana War Cemetary, Papua New Guinea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I154910  My Genealogy

    Father "Norm" Frank Norman Langridge,   b. 25 Sep 1899, Sussex, U.K. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1945  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Ivy Rose Douglas,   b. 10 Jul 1896, Albany, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1931  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1918 
    Family ID F3519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Information Source: www.awm.gov.au/database/roh.asp.
      Reg. No. WX1599.
      Captain, 2/16th Infantry Battalion, AIF, Killed in Action.
      "...I particularly think of blokes like Lefty Langridge and Claude Nye, one with a company of the 2/16th and the other with a company of the 2/14th, who were ordered to go around the right flank where the bulk of the Japanese were, to try to force a way through them to Brigade Hill. They knew they couldnt do it, they knew they were going to die. Langridge handed over his paybook and his dogtags to one of his mates. He was brave soldier.They were both killed...
      "
      (Lt Col Ralph Honner, CO 39th Battalion, in p.91, "The Spirit of Kokoda,
      then and now" by Patrick Lindsay, 2002.)