Langdon, Lawrence Burnell

  • Township: Embro & West Zorra
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Branch: Royal Canadian Engineers, 7th Field Company
  • Regiment number: B40057
  • Where born: Govan, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Date of death: March 28, 1943
  • Burial location: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England
  • Wars Served: World War II
  • Years of service: February 1942- March 28, 1943
  • Country enlisted with: Canada

Biography

Lawrence Burnell Langdon was born in Govan, Sask., son of Richard and Eleanor (Rutherford) Lang­don. When he was 10 the family moved to Lot 13, Concession 8 West Zorra Township. In February 1942, in Toronto, he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He took courses in Toronto and Peter­borough and Camp at Petawawa before going overseas in June 1942. A sapper, he was posted to a reinforcement unit of the RCE, which played a role at Dieppe. He was killed on March 28, 1943, when he stepped on a landmine in England. He was buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, England.

 

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