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Lang, Margaret Irene (1893 - 1983)

OBE

Born
23 May 1893
Oxley, Victoria, Australia
Died
1983
Canterbury, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Nurse and Matron

Summary

Margaret Lang was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8 June 1950 for service with the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service. Lang was the founder and Matron-in-Chief of the Service during World War II. She had completed her training at Wangaratta District Hospital and the Women's Hospital (later Royal), Melbourne. During World War I Lang served in Salonika with the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS). Other positions she held included being a Matron of a number of Victorian country hospitals, the Police Hospital and the Talbot Epileptics Colony in Clayton, Victoria.

Sources used to compile this entry: Alexander, Joseph A (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1944, 12 edn, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1944, 906 pp; Jacobson, Gwendoline, 'World War II : Nursing Services', in Chisholm, Alec H (ed.), The Australian Encyclopaedia, vol. 9, The Grolier Society of Australia, Sydney, pp. 485-486.

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Australian War Memorial Research Centre

  • Margaret Lang, Portrait, c. 1945, P00553.002; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details
  • Matron Margaret Lang, OBE, c. 1943, ART27682; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details

National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

  • Biographical cuttings on Margaret Lang, nursing administrator; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details

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Title
Matrol Margaret Lang, OBE
Type
Image
Date
c. 1943
Control
ART27682
Source
Australian War Memorial

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