LANGRISH, Sydney Barnard
(Service number 629)

Aliases Syd
First Rank Last Rank


Date 15 August 1887 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 5 September 1914 Age 25 years 1 month
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Cordial manufacturer
Previous Military Experience Timaru City Rifles - one year
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin G. E. LANGRISH (father), Clive Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Force Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 2nd Light Horse
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

Lift attendant


Date 1 January 1952 Age 63 years
Place of Death Greenslopes Military Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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 ( [17 April 2020]; St Mary’s Timaru Baptism record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 April 2020]

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