LANGE, Arthur John Henry
(Service number 58549)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 5 August 1881 Place of Birth New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Crown Hotel, Timaru
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Charles LANGE (brother), Msonic Hotel, Christchurch
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 29th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 11 October 1959 Age 78 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Arthur John Henry Lange was the seventh child of John Andrew (Johan Andreas) Lange, of Sweden, and Fanny née Kortegast. His father died in 1886 at Hokitika, leaving Fanny with five or six young children. In 1889 Fanny married Carl Harry Thomas Schultheis. Carl died in 1896 and Fanny herself, died in 1913 at Christchurch. Arthur was educated at Greymouth and West Christchurch schools. He was a billiard saloon keeper at Timaru when he was called up. On 25 June 1917, he left with men from the South Canterbury military district for camp. Arthur married Jessie McKenzie Caldwell in 1919.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 October 2019]; Timaru Herald, 25 June 1917 (Papers Past) [15 May 2014]

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