Cpl Horace Lang, lost in the Battle of Bullecourt, 1917
Australian troops prepare to attack at Bullecourt, May 1917. Australian War Memorial Collection.
Horace Lang was a twenty-two year old clerk from North Street, Ascot Vale when he joined up in March 1915. He arrived in the Middle East in time to see service on the Gallipoli Peninsual, and later took part in operations in France. His brother Sergeant Thomas Lang of the NZEF subsequently died of illness in Cairo in 1918. See Rod Martin's story of Horace Lang's part in the Great War.