Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Percy Ernald Lane

Photo of Percy Ernald Lane
House and time at Malvern: No 5, 1895 - 1897.

Regiment: Canadian Inf.
Died: 08 May 1915 aged 34 in Belgium. Killed in action at Ypres.
Battle: Second Battle of Ypres. Cemetery: Ypres Menin Gate P 10

Born 15 Jan 1881 at Bonigale, Shropshire. Son of Colonel C. N. Lane, C.M.G., Whiston Hall, Shropshire, b. 1881.
Ill—Lower IV.
Formerly at Aspatria College ; served in the South African War with Paget's Horse; afterwards in Canada.
Rancher in Canada.
Great War, Private Canadian Infantry 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant 1915 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment).

'Percy Lane served with Paget's Horse in the South African War, receiving a medal and clasp. He subsequently went to Canada, and on the outbreak of the present war enlisted in the Canadian Infantry; in this he obtained a Commission and was killed in action on or about May l0th, 1915.' (Malvernian, Dec 1917).

'On the 8th May,1915, Captain Dennison, Lieutenant Lane and a few men were last seen fighting a rearguard action in the front-line trench near the Bellewaerde and Frezenberg Ridges, before being overwhelmed by the German assault.'
Invision Zone
National archives of Canada

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