Other names: Thomas
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & Flanders
Story: Thomas (aka Tom) Lane was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 28 Feb 1881 and baptised there on 8 May 1881 the son of John Lane and Maria Lane (nee Alner). He lived all his life apart from Military Service in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. He married Elizabeth Suter in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 15 Aug 1905. He enlisted on 7 Jun 1916 and was mobilized on 26 Feb 1917 joining the Royal Engineers as a Pioneer (Service No. 240504). He served with the Road Construction Unit in France and Flanders (Service No. WR25166). He was discharged on 20 Jun 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was still living in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a County Council Road Lengthman. His death was recorded locally in 1961.