Born: 29 December 1884 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 23 January 1885 at St Alkmund`s Parish Church.
Family: He was the third of six children born to Joseph Langford, a general labourer, and his wife Eliza. He married Fanny Laura Faulks in 1912 in Whitchurch. The couple had two children Sydney Hugh and Edna Sylvia.
Residence: In 1891 his family were living at 38 Watergate Street, Whitchurch, but ten years later their address was 19 Wrexham Road, Whitchurch. His home in 1919 was 7 Cambrian View, Whitchurch. By 1939 he, his wife and children were living at 40 Alkington Gardens, Whitchurch.
Employment: In 1901 he was a clockmaker and in 1939 his occupation was described as a turret clock engineer.
Died: Not known
Regiment: Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Service Number: A/2854
Date of Enlistment: 11 December 1915
Date of Discharge: 4 April 1919
Reason for Discharge: Transferred to Reserve
His nephew, Bertie, served in the Royal Engineers during WW1.