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12th Battalion East Surrey Regt


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I am trying to find any more information about my Great-Uncle:

G/26849 Private William James Lane

12th Battalion East Surrey Regiment.

Born in Willesden on the 3rd August 1900.

Enlisted in West London sometime in 1918.

Killed in Action 4th September 1918.

Buried in Enclosure 3 Voormezeele, Belguim, Grave XV.K.8

Thats the only information I have found so far. I would like to confirm his enlistment date especially, and hopefully find any other information that may be 'out there', especially any photo's that he may be in during the period August/September 1918. There doesn't seem to be any in the family, but maybe someone has a 'group shot' or something of the battalion in Flanders in 1918. Sadly as you can see he died within a month of his 18th birthday, so it seems likely that he had only just arrived 'in theatre'.

Any information would very appreciated.


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MIC for you, if you would like the full sized version can you pm your e mail.

Regards. Llew.


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Thank you for the information and the card that you have provided. Full size card is not necessary though the kind offer is greatly appreciated. The trail continues...

Regards Aj :rolleyes:

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