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Langsford, Lilian

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1888
Place of birth Willunga
Principal occupation Nurse
Date of death 1975
Place of decease Payneham

Lillian Langsford was born in Willunga in 1888. Her parents were Humie Langsford (nee Hardy 1857 -1945) and Rev John Dyer Langsford (1850 – 1915). She had a brother, John Harold (1878 – 1929,) and a sister, Myra Lucy (1888 – 1924). Lillian was 5 feet 2 inches tall with blue eyes and fair hair.

Lillian was single and worked as a nurse at the Adelaide Children’s Hospital for 3 years before the war. She lived with her parents and brothers in Willunga until she left for the war. She enlisted at Keswick on the 13th November 1917 as part of the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) when she was 29 years old. She embarked on the SS Indarra on 26 November 1917 and served in Bombay.

Lillian returned to Australia in 1920 on the ships Kashgar, Chadron and Ypiringa. Soon after her return, she married Percival William Bull, who had worked in Bombay with her during the war.

Lilian died aged 87 in Payneham on 23rd July 1975. Lillian and her family are buried in the same site at the Payneham cemetery.


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