William Charles Lane

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

William Charles Lane was born in Motcombe, Dorset, on 16th August 1884, the son of Charles and Mary Lane. 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 in 1920 in Shaftesbury and they went on to have one child. The 1939 Register shows William living at Brickworks Cottage, Shillingstone Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, and employed as a Brickyard Foreman. He died in 1966 in Sturminster Newton.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter


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