George Furner Langley
LANGLEY, GEORGE FURNER (1891-1971), educationist and soldier, was born on 1 May 1891 at Port Melbourne, son of English-born Jabez Langley, grocer, and his wife Fanny, née Furner, from South Australia. He was educated at Melbourne Continuation (High) School before attending Melbourne Teachers' College and the University of Melbourne (Dip.Ed., 1914; B.A., 1926). He excelled at Australian Rules football and athletics.
Langley taught at Williamstown High School before being transferred to Mansfield Agricultural High School where he was teaching at the outbreak of World War I. A lieutenant in the Senior Cadets from October 1913, he enlisted as a private in the Australian Imperial Force in December 1914 and was commissioned lieutenant in the 21st Battalion on 24 March 1915. His unit embarked for Egypt in May and after training embarked on ...Read more at the source website