- 23 May 1893
Oxley, Victoria, Australia
Canterbury, Victoria, Australia
- Nurse and Matron
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.