Private Percy George Lane

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

27 Sep 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation



Borough Engineering Works, Luton

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

212 High Town Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 12th October 1916
Pte Percy George Lane


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.


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Pte Percy George Lane

Author: Deejaya

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