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947052   Sergeant John Porter Langlands
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 23/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 29/11/1918
Died: 09/03/1943 (Died by accident)
Age: 24
John Porter Langlands was the son of John Baxter and Winifred Langlands. He was born in Dungannon on 29th November 1918. Sergeant John Porter Langlands served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two. On 9th March 1943, Sergeant John Porter Langlands was navigator on Beaufighter aircraft (Serial No EL359) when it stalled and crashed on approach, three miles east of Brampton Aerodrome.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Drumcoo Cemetery
  Dungannon, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: Sec 7 Grave 20
CWGC Casualty 2835110
Drumcoo Cemetery is in Dungannon next to the Coalisland Road roundabout. There are three Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war. There are also three casualties of the 1939-1945 war. There is a also a memorial to George Knox McKinley.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1910 Ulster Towns Directory - Dungannon Langlands, John & Sons, ironmongers and seed merchants, Church Street
2 1911 Census lists John Langlands Possible listing of father at house 5 in Park Road (West), Dungannon, Tyrone
3 Inst RAFVR WW2 Memorial Serg John Porter Langlands on Memorial
4 RAF Commands - EL359 Details of crew
5 RAF Commands - Forum Details of accident
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Serg John Porter Langlands' gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023