The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W F Lane


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Private Walter Frederick LANE, 240357, "A" Compnay, 1st / 5th Battalion Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  died, 7th August 1919, aged 26.

4th March 1893, born, son of Frederick and Caroline Lane, of Sidcup, Kent.

Formerly gardener.

17th March 1913, enlisted; 3rd December 1917, left Jubbalpore; 5th December 1917, embarked Bombay, H.T. Egra; 11th December 1917, disembarked Basra; 18th December 1917, Amarah, deprived of 7 days ordinary pay, disobeying an order, putting his equipment on a transport waggon, losing by neglect his equipment; 18th February 1918, In the Field, awarded 28 days Field Punishment No.2., making away with Regimental necessaries, neglecting to obey an order; 24th October 1918, 31 Casualty Clearing Station, admitted JCT left heel; 28th? February? 1919? to 14th? March? 1919?, Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester, malaria.

7th March 1919, Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester, Medical Report on a Soldier prior to discharge - date and place of origin 1815, India, malaria, last attack November 1918, in Mesopotamia,

16th April 1919, discharged to Newton St Loe, near Bristol, disability 20% due to malaria; 17th April 1919, awarded pension of 5/6 a week for 52 weeks.

Buried at Newton St Loe (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Somerset.

NOTE: not included in Regimental History Roll but shown on CWGC web site.


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