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William James LANE

Regimental number6930
Place of birthPeterbough, Northamptonshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressGrafton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 3.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, William James Lane, 113 Pound Street, Grafton, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 May 1917
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateDied of disease 9 October 1918
Place of burialSutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard (Plot 358, Row E, Grave No. 10), Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
148
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 25/26 August 1917; marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 27 August 1917.

Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 1 September 1917 (mumps); discharged, 21 September 1917, and marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, the same day.

Taken on strength of 49th Bn Details, Codford, from 25th Bn Details, 3 June 1918.

Admitted to No 3 General Hospital, Codford, 4 June 1918 (hernia); discharged, 16 July 1918; marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 17 July 1918.

Marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 1 August 1918.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 September 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 3 October 1918.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 6 October 1918 (pneumonia, dangerously ill).

Died, 9 October 1918 (influenza, and pneumonia).

Buried St John the Evangelist Cemetery, 12 October 1918.

Medal: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LANE William James

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