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Arthur Charles LANE

Regimental number1168
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address25 Downie Street, Smedmore, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 4"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith Anne Lane, 25 Downie Street, Smedmore, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
William and Maria LANE
Discharge date27 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Found guilty, 31 December 1916, of (1) being in Armentieres without leave being lawfully granted; (2) failing to attend the 1400 hours parade: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Admitted to No 9 Australian Field Ambulance, 8 October 1917 (laryngitis); transferred to No 17 Casualty Clearing Station, 8 October 1917; to No 20 Ambulance Train, 8 October 1917; to No 22 General Hospital, Camiers, 9 October 1917; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 13 October 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 15 October 1917; to No 13 Convalescent Depot, Trouville, 16 October 1917; discharged, 2 December 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 3 December 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 9 December 1917; rejoined 35th Bn, 13 December 1917.

On leave to England, 15 January 1918; rejoined unit, 29 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 24 April 1918; admitted to No 11 Australian Field Ambulance, 24 April 1918 (gassed); to No 20 Casualty Clearing Station, 24 April 1918; to No 26 General Hospital, Etaples, 26 April 1918; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 30 April 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 9 May 1918; discharged and marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 8 June 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 12 June 1918; rejoined 35th Bn, 13 June 1918.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 22 August 1918; admitted to No 9 Australian Field Ambulance, 23 August 1918 (gunshot wound, neck); to No 53 Casualty Clearing Station, 23 August 1918; to No 12 General Hospital, 24 August 1918; to England, 26 August 1918; to No 1 London General Hospital, Camberwell, 27 August 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 September 1918; discharged and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 October 1918.

Admitted to hospital, Weymouth, 11 November 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 20 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919; discharged Sydney (medically unfit: gunshot wound, neck and left side), 27 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death18 August 1934
Age at death47
Place of burialSandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, LANE Arthur Charles

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