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Date of Birth
Date of Death
27 Sep 1916
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Percy George Lane, 14614, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on September 27th, 1916. He was aged 22 and the only son of George and Elizabeth Lane, of 212 High Town Road, Luton.
Born in Coleshill, Amersham, Bucks, he was familiarly known as 'Mandy' to football comrades in Luton Victoria Rangers FC. Prior to enlistment he was a moulder at the Borough Engineering Works in Luton.
He joined the colours in September 1914 and was trained at Dovercourt and Colchester.He went to France in August 1915 and was on active service continually, without leave. Comrade L-Cpl Norman said Pte Lane was hit in the neck by a bullet and died instantly. He suffered no pain.
Pte Lane was also mourned by his fiancee and two sisters.