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Private William LANE, S/9187,  6th   Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 2nd December 1916, age 20. 

Born Poplar, Middlesex, enlisted 14th August 1914, Maidstone, Kent, age 18, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 110lbs. Formerly labourer.

Son of John Lane, of 174, Chrisp St., Poplar, London.

Postings - 14th August 1914 to 7th September 1915; Home, 8th September 1915 to 16th March 1916; Home 17th March 1916 to 15th June 1916; BEF, 16th June 1916 to 2nd December 1916.

5th December 1914, Fort Cliffe, breaking out of Barracks and remaining absent from Tattoo until 11am on 10th, deprived 10 days pay, forfeits 5 days pay; 8th May 1915, Stockbury Camp, absent from trench digging, 3 days confined to Barracks; 22nd May 1915, Stockbury, absent from Tattoo until 9.30pm on 25th, deprived 9 days pay, forfeits 4 days pay; 5th September 1915, Fort Darland, absent from Church Parade, 5 days confined to Barracks; 6th September 1915, Fort Darland absent from Parade at 2.30pm, 7 days confined to Barracks; 12th March 1916, Wounded severe, gun shot wound to the chest, to England; 17th March 1916 to 29th April 1916, War Hospital Clopton, Stratford on Avon; 19th May 1916, Fort Darland, absent from Tattoo until 24th, 7 days Field Punishment No.2. & forfeits 4 days pay.

Buried at Le Fermont Military Cemetery, II. D. 4., Riviere, France.

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War show Service No. as S/9180; CWGC web site show it as 9187.


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