Alfred Charles Lane

Memorial: Wickwar - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Rifle Brigade

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Corporal B/203403

Parents: Marling and Esther Amelia Lane (nee Haines)

Home address: High Street, Wickwar, Glos

Pre-war occupation: Tailor's apprentice in 1911

Date of birth: 31/08/1898

Place of birth: Eastville, Bristol

Date of death: 15/06/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Le Vertannoy British Cemetery (Ref. C. 11), Hinges, France

Age: 20

Further information:

Alfred Charles Lane was born on 31st August 1898 in Eastville, Bristol. In 1911 Alfred was living with his grandfather, who was a widower, in Wickwar High Street. In 1911 Alfred was working as a tailor's apprentice

Alfred Lane enlisted in Bristol and served with the 1st Battalion of the Rifle Brigade as a Corporal. Alfred died on the 15th June 1918 in France, at the age of 20 years. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory medal

Alfred is buried in the Le Vertannoy British Cemetery, Hinges, France. He is commemorated on the War Memorials in Wickwar and on the Chipping Sodbury Cottage Hospital Memorial Board (now at Yate and District Heritage Centre). He is also commemorated on his grandparent's headstone at Wickwar

Alfred Charles Lane is also remembered on the Wickwar Holy Trinity Church Memorial, the Wickwar Village Hall Memorial and the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, which is now at Yate and District Heritage Centre, under Wickwar

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre and the book 'Lest We Forget’ by Arthur Threlfall Searson. Forces War Records and CWGC