Frank Lane

Surname: Lane
Other names: Frank
Other people in this story:
Richard Lane
Mary Ann Lane (nee Perris)
Locations in this story:
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Lumby, North Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada
France & Flanders

Frank Lane was born in Berwick St. John, Wiltshire, on 27 Dec 1887 the son of Richard Lane and Mary Ann Lane (nee Perris).  He lived his early life at Lower Birdmore, Berwick St. John, during which time he had served 3 years with the local Territorial Unit of the Army Service Corps.  He emigrated to Canada in 1909 and went to live in Lumby, North Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada, working on a farm.  He enlisted on 8 Dec 1914 and joined the 2nd Regiment of the Canadian Mounted Rifles as a Trooper (Service No. 107364).  He embarked for France and Flanders (via the UK) on 12 Jun 1915 finally arriving in France on 22 Sep 1915 where he remained until 13 Feb 1919.  He had served with Regiment whilst being attached to the 3rd Canadian Divisional Signals Company.  He returned to Canada on 24 Mar 1919 and was discharged in British Columbia on 2 Apr 1919.  He had qualified for the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  The Canadian Census of 1921 shows him living in Lumby as before but no other records can be found beyond this time until his death on 26 Jul 1973 In Lumby where he was buried.  His gravestone refers only to his military service in the 1st WW.


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