• George Turner Langley

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    • George Turner Langley
    • Posted by blacksmith, Thursday, 22 November 2018

    There were in the pre-war days (writes Mr A. S. Howcroft) few clubs in Australasia that, as regards the calibre of their membership, ranked higher than the old established East Melbourne Harriers - perhaps none at all, and certainly none in Victoria. Now the club is equally in the front row with 84 members at the front, commissions running into double figures, and an ex-official of the club with a D. S. O.decoration. The particular object of these few remarks, however, is to make mention of George Langley, one of the keenest members, whose photograph is reproduced below. The E.M.H. miler went into camp as a private early in the war, was granted three stripes in a few weeks, and after a course at Duntroon went away with a star. He secured the second star in Egypt, and after travelling across on the Southland was made a captain on Gallipoli. After the evacuation Langley was transferred to the Imperial Camel Corps, in Egypt, and promoted to major. Seeing service in the battles of Romani and El Arish, he was on recommendations from Major General Chauvel, made Brevet Lieut Colonel - all of which represents a remarkably fine record of service, indeed. Langley, who has a brother on Active service, is still located in Egypt. Winner, Wednesday 28 February, 1917.