Other names: Charles
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersBourton, Dorset
Story: Charles Lane was born at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, (Parish of Motcombe), on 3 Jun 1878 and baptised there on 18 Aug 1878 the son of John and Maria Lane, He lived his early life in Enmore Green at Church Hill or Sally King's Lane. He married Rachel Hicks at Enmore Green on 2 Oct 1902 and there were three children of the marriage. He enlisted on 14 Dec 1915 but was not mobilized until 26 Feb 1917 and 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 eventually being demobilized on 25 Feb 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He then went to live at Glen Cottage, Bourton, Dorset, and was registered there in 1939 working as a Permanent Way Charge Hand on the railways. The date of his death is unknown.