Enmore Green from Castle Hill 3

Charles Lane

Surname: Lane
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
John Lane
Maria Lane
Rachel Lane née Hicks
James Lane
Walter John Lane
Locations in this story:
Church Hill, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Bourton, Dorset
Sally King's Lane, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury

Charles Lane was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, (Parish of Motcombe), on 3rd June 1878 and baptised there on 18th August 1878, the son of John and Maria Lane.  He lived his early life in Enmore Green on Church Hill and in Sally King's Lane.  He married Rachel Hicks at Enmore Green on 2nd October 1902 and there were three children of the marriage.  He enlisted on 14th December 1915 but was not mobilized until 26th February 1917 when he joined the 336th Road Construction Company, Royal Engineers, as a Pioneer (Service No. 240500).   He later transferred to the Railway Construction Company (Service No. WR25169).  He served in France from 16 Mar 1917 eventually being demobilized on 25th February 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows him living at Glen Cottage, Bourton, Dorset, and was still when registered there in the 1939 Register working as a Permanent Way Charge Hand on the railways.  His death was registered at Sturminster, Dorset, Registry on 23 Apr 1962.

Charles' brothers Walter John (b.1892) and James (b.1883) also served with the Royal Engineers in the war.


Links to related web content / sources:
Walter John Lane
James Lane
The National Archives