William Lang

William John Lang (1880 - abt. 1936)

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William John Lang
Born in Reach Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canadamap
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Husband of — married in Ontario County, Ontario, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Sudbury, Ontario, Canadamap [uncertain]
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Profile last modified | Created 23 Aug 2013
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Categories: Canadian Army | Wounded in Action, Canada, World War I.


William John Lang was born on February 2, 1880, in Ontario. He married Evelena Marie Harman on February 19, 1900, in Ontario. They had 9 children during their marriage.

William John Lang enlisted in the CEF on 04 September 1915 in Toronto. He was gassed at the Somme in 1916 and spent the remainder of the war in & out of hospital, both in Europe & Toronto. Son James Lang was born around 1918. By 1921 William John Lang had deserted his wife & 9 children.

Although it is not certain about the Certificate of Registration of Death, this is likely the death record for William John Lang born 1880.


  • Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, Archives of Ontario; Series: MS929; Reel: 45
  • Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918
  • 1891 Census of Canada, Year: 1891; Census Place: Reach, Ontaro South, Ontario; Roll: T-6358; Family No: 136
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Year: 1901; Census Place: Cartwright, Durham (west/ouest), Ontario; Page: 2; Family No: 23
  • Ancestry.com Ontario BMD Records
1901 Census of Canada - Cartwright, DURHAM (West/Ouest), Ontario
Lang William M Head M Feb 2 1880 21
Lang Evelena F Wife M Oct 14 1880 21
Lang John M Son S Aug 19 1900 7/12
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On 29 Aug 2016 at 16:07 GMT Brett Rutherford wrote:

Lang-2852 and Lang-1282 appear to represent the same person because: Hi Jodie,

On WikiTree we are trying to have one profile for each person. You have duplicated Dave's William Lang. Brett Rutherford

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