The Langtip brothers were sons of Chin Lang Tip, a market gardener who settled in Tarraville, Victoria in 1867. The Langtip family ran a profitable market garden and were well accepted by the local community. In 1916, six Langtip brothers went to Melbourne to enlist. When the attending medical officer realised they were from the same family, he turned two away.
Henry, Leslie and Bertie enlisted in Melbourne as 16th reinforcements for the 4th Light Horse on 25 January 1916. Ernest enlisted one day later, on Australia Day, in the same AIF unit. The brothers were allocated consecutive enlistment numbers.
Chinese Anzacs: Making Connections
Searching for Chinese Anzacs
Brothers - but not in arms
Benjamin 'Ben' Moy Ling
Dead Man's Penny
Missing in Action
Henry Langtip's Diary
Chinese Anzacs' Military Honours
The Langtip Brothers
Returning to Civilian Life: Thomas William “Bill” Ah Chow
Chinese-Australians who enlisted in World War I
Story education resources
Education Chinese Anzacs Education Kit
Created by the History Teachers' Association of Victoria and the Chinese Museum, this education resource links to relevant learning outcomes in the year 9 Australian History Curriculum. It contains a range of primary sources including images, objects and documents; interviews with historians, researchers and descendants of Chinese Anzacs; inquiry and research-based activities; and assignment tasks and an assessment rubric.