Bastable John Daniel Langford 2/Lieutenant 73866
Name Bastable John Daniel Langford
Army number 73866
Rank 2nd Lieutenant
Date of birth 4/6/1916 Carlisle.
Unit Cadet Lance-Corporal, St Bees School Contingent, Junior Division OTC. Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th Battalion (Search Light Regiment) 1/1/1938. London Gazette refers to Commission 1/6/1939 and posting to 7th Battalion. Posted to 9th Bn RNF. Mobilised 24/8/1939. Served B.E.F. Dunkirk. Relinquished Commission 24/1/1942 on being appointed to a Commission in the Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve.
Company/Battery W Company, No.1 Platoon.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Promotions War Substantive Lieutenant 1/1/1941. Emergency Commission as Probationary Pilot Officer, General Duties Branch RAFVR 21/2/1942 as 117669. Promoted probationary Flying Officer 1/10/1942. Appointment confirmed as War Substantive 21/2/1944. Flight Lieutenant.
Wounded Yes, while with B.E.F.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered May 1993, Richmond, Surrey.
Home address Son of John Daniel Bastable and Amy Augusta Haxby. Married Isabel L Hunt in Knaresborough in Q1 1944. From entries traced in the London Gazette he appeared to be working as a Solicitor in Newcastle-upon-Tyne post-war.