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Kendrick David LANE

Regimental number3314
Place of birthCamperdown Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMerino, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinJohn Lane, Merino, Victoria
Enlistment date30 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name6th Field Ambulance, Section B
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work on 27 October 1917 on the Menin Road.'
Recommendation date: 1 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the afternoon of 27th October, 1917, a message was received that wounded were waiting to be evacuated at an advanced post on the MENIN ROAD east of YPRES. Whilst this soldier was driving a horse ambulance on this duty the road was heavily shelled with H.E. and shrapnel. Driver LANE was badly wounded in three places but he pluckily stuck to his post, controlling his horses with great difficulty, and managed to drive the ambulance to BELLEWAARDE POST where the wounded men were, when he collapsed from blood loss. This action showed extreme bravery and devotion to duty under difficult circumstances and it is considered worthy of rewards.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 July 1949
Age at death56
Place of burialMerino Cemetery, Victoria

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