William Charles Lane

Surname: Lane
Other names: William Charles
Other people in this story:
Charles Lane
Mary Lane (nee Butt)
Florence Beatrice King née Stanier
Locations in this story:
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Farrington Gurney, Somerset
Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset

William Charles Lane was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 16th August 1884 and baptised at St. John's Church on 5 Oct 1884 the son of Charles Lane and Mary Lane (nee Butt). In 1901 the family were living at the Brickyard, Hawkers Hill, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. By 1911 William had moved from home to Farrington Gurney, Somerset, where he worked as a Gardener. He enlisted as a Private with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment on 25th June 1913 (Service No. 1950). He served in the UK only and was discharged on 12th August 1914 (only seven days into the War) due to being physically unfit. He married Florence Beatrice Stanier on 14 Feb 1920 at St. James Church, Shaftesbury and they went on to have one child. The 1921 Census shows him living back at the Brickyard in Hawkers Hill working as a Brickmaker. By the 1939 Register William had moved to Brickworks Cottage, Shillingstone Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, and employed as a Brickyard Foreman. His death was registered in Sturminster Newton, Dorset, during 1966 and he was buried at Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset, on 22 Feb 1966.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter


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