Edward Wollaston Lang

Edward Wollaston Lang entered the Royal Navy at the beginning of 1833. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in mid-1842 while serving on the coast of Africa. By 1843, he was employed in the Pacific with Captain John Duntze on board the Fisgard.

Though not much is known about Lieutenant Lang, he may well be the namesake of Wallaston Street in Esquimalt. This street is home to the Coles House, the only house in Esquimalt designed by the infamous architect Francis Rattenbury.


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