Born - 1896 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
As a child Jack Langley lived with his parents, Isaac and Rachel, and sisters Gladys and Marie, in their family flat at 203 Dandenong Rd, Windsor. At 16 he volunteered for service in the Australian Artillery, serving in France. Over there, he was repeatedly gassed by Mustard Gas, and was wounded 3 times -- hip, arm, and head, the latter being serious enough to discharge him home, on a small pension, in 1917.
When sufficiently recovered, he trained at the
Workers Educational Institute of Technology in Melbourne, after which he
started a business called ---
The business grew to became biggest and most successful in Melbourne. Dad kept good health until he developed lung cancer (in his mid-seventies), which quickly proved fatal. This cancer was accepted by the Australian Army Medical Services as being at least partly due to Mustard Gas.
submitted by his son, Dr Russell Alfred Ottolangui (aka Langley), in 2002.
Russell Ottolangui has written a