Donald Calbert LANGLEY

B: 30th Nov 1899  D: 3rd Oct 1918

Born: Farina, South Australia, 30th November 1899 (SA Births Register District: Frome Book: 650 Page: 325)

Died:  France , 3rd October 1918 ,  (Buried Bellicourt British Cemetery Plot 4, Row N, Grave No. 2, Bellicourt, Picardie, France.)

 

 

Father: John Henry LANGLEY (B: 1872 D: 1902 )

   married: All Saints Church, Farina. 22nd Dec 1895

Mother: Marianne Frances GLIDDON (B: 29th Dec 1875 Blinman, SA. D: 4th Apr 1949 Subiaco, WA. ) 

Sibings

Edmund Arthur Gliddon LANGLEY (B: 19th Oct 1896 Farina, SA. D: 1st Jun 1962 Perth, WA. )

Elizabeth Mary Frances LANGLEY (B: 18th Apr 1898 Trinity Wells, Mt Lyndhurst Station D: 7th Apr 1955 Ubiaco, WA.  )

Kathleen Helen Humphreys LANGLEY (B: 20th Jul 1901 Farina.  D:  18th Sep 1978 Subiaco, WA. )

 

 

 

Donald Calbert Langley, who was known as Calbert, was born in November 1899 at Farina, South Australia. His father John Henry Langley was born in nearby Beltana and his mother Marianne Langley (nee Gliddon) was born in Village Wells, and married in The All Saints church at Farina in December 1895. Calbert was the eldest of four children, two boys and two girls.

The family moved to Western Australia around 1905 and Calbert commenced school in 1906 at East Fremantle. Later the family moved to Woorooloo and Lowden, near Pemberton, and Calbert was employed at the Pemberton timber mill in 1915.

He enlisted in the AIF in April 1917 stating his age as 18 years 5 months. 

 

Private Donald Calbert LANGLEY SN 7321 enlisted in the AIF on the 24th April 1917 stating his age as 18 years 5 months. 

In January 1918, he was transferred to Blackboy Hill Military Camp for initial training and was allotted to 28th battalion reinforcements.

In March, he embarked on HMAT “Ormonde” bound for Egypt and later on the “Ellenga” to Southampton en route to the training camp at Fovant near Salisbury.

At the end of August 1918, the unit left for France and, in September, Calbert became part of ‘B’ company, 28th battalion.

Following some three weeks of direct conflict on the Beaurevoir line, which effectively became the final battle of the war, the action ended on 3rd October 1918.

Private Donald Calbert Langley, service number 7321 of 28 Battalion, was killed in action at the Beaurevoir line, France on 3rd October 1918. 

He was 18 years of age and is buried in the Bellicourt British Cemetery, Bellicourt, Picardie, France.

 

Lest we forget.

No known ownership of land at Farina.