LANGRISH, Sydney Barnard
(Service number 629)
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||15 August 1887||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||5 September 1914||Age||25 years 1 month|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience||Timaru City Rifles - one year|
|Next of Kin||G. E. LANGRISH (father), Clive Street, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Served with||Australian Imperial Force||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||2nd Light Horse|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||1 January 1952||Age||63 years|
|Place of Death||Greenslopes Military Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland|
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Sydney Barnard Langrish, known as Syd, was the sixth son of of George Edward and Annie (née Gordon) Langrish. Born on 15 August 1887 at Timaru and baptised on 19 October at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Timaru, he was educated at Waimataitai School. About 1912 Sydney went to Australia. On 5 September 1914 at Brisbane, Queensland, he enlisted with the 2nd Light Horse of the Australian Imperial Force. He was 25 years 1 month old and had served one year with the Timaru City Rifles. A cordial manufacturer and single, he named his father as next-of-kin – G. E. Langrish, Clive Street, Timaru, New Zealand.
After his return to Australia, Sydney married Eliza Morrice Brown (Ella). Syd Langrish also saw service in World War II. He died on 1 January 1952 at Greenslopes Military Hospital, Brisbane, aged 63. A photograph of Private S. B. Langrish was published in The Queenslander Pictorial on 19 June 1915.
Four brothers – William George Langrish, James Grant Langrish, Timaru Frank Langrish and Gordon Granville Langrish – served with the New Zealand Forces in World War I, both Timaru and Gordon being killed in action in France, Timaru in 1916 and Gordon in 1917. Clifford Wallace Langrish was called up in 1917.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [15 April 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [15 April 2020]; Australia Death Index (ancestry.com.au) [17 April 2020]; St Mary’s Timaru Baptism record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 April 2020]
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