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Missing MIC - Hampshire Regiment

Matt Dixon

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The chap in the photo is :

Reginald Herbert Langridge, and I believe I have identified his cap badge as being a Hampshire Regiment one.

I can't find any details of him on the MIC online catalogue. Could he have gone to a different regiment?

He survived the War.

Can anyone help me find anything out about this chap?


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just in case there is an error in the name

Description Medal card of Langridge, Ernest H

Corps Regiment No Rank

Hampshire Regiment 21105 Private

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/12

Dept Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies

Series War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War

Piece Langley P A - McGrath D

Image contains 1 medal card of many for this collection

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On the back of the photo is written "All the best your loving son Reg."

The lady who passed the picture on to me is the grand daughter of the man in the picture, and informs me that his name was Reginald Herbert. Her maiden name was Langridge.

Is it possible that he didn't serve in the War and this was taken afterwards?

He was born in 1900 so would only have been 18 at the end of the War (although this of course doesn't rule out that he saw action.)

Regardless of the above thanks for the reply.

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There's a Reginald Hubert LANGRIDGE born in Maidstone, Kent, in Q4 1900 (2a 753).

He is 6 months old on the 1901 census (29 Randall St, Maidstone, son of Edmund (journeyman butcher) & Emily, siblings Kate and Jack, both aged 6). The 1901 census was taken on 31 March 1901, so probably born in October 1900. He would have only just turned 18 at the Armistice.

In Q3 1923 a Reginald H LANGRIDGE married Ethel RUDDOCK in Hartley Wintney, Hants.


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@ age 18/19 in 1918 he may well have served in a Home Service Battalion,or had just enlisted /been drafted in 1918 & not served Overseas.

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To me, it has the look of a post-war picture. Can't explain, but the very studio close-up: normally you'd see head and shoulders at the least; more commonly full-figure. The style looks different, somehow.

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A possible match:

Army No. 5486555 Pte Herbert Reginald Langridge

Hampshire Regiment

Attestation date: 06/02/1919 age 18 years 4 months

Formerly service no: 05272, Hampshire Regiment

Place of attestation: Rollestone

Trade on enlistment: Fishmonger

Birth place: Maidstone, Kent

Dishcharged: 31/03/1921 at Exeter

Cause: term of engagement

Character on discharge: very good

Address on discharge: Maidstone Villa, The Avenue, Greyshott, Surrey

Re-enlisted into Royal Artillery (A.A. Branch) 28/08/1941


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  • 8 years later...
Guest Linda Eggleton


i just happened to type Reginald Hubert Langridge into Safari and it came up with this photo of my grandad.  I have other photos of him and can confirm he did survive both world wars he was stationed in the Falklands during the second WW and was a cook.

i managed to get his medals with his surviving son Peter's permission and have photos of them.  I am sure I have his army records stashed away and would be happy to let you see these as I only live a few miles away in Henley-on-Thames and will gladly help/give you any information I can.

kind regards


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Hello LInda 

Welcome to the Forum


Have a safe trio along the river

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