Robert LANE

Regimental number109
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolFlinders St, Adelaide, South Australia
AddressIslington Street, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Lane, Alexander Street, Islington, South Australia
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at the 76th Field Ambulance, France. Had just been transferred from the Infantry to the machine guns when he was hit by a shell and died a few hours after.
FateDied of wounds 23 June 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 41), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Emily LANE, Alexander Street, Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother to Sgt A E Laneof the 4th Railway Unit and the late Corp W G Lane of the Tunnelling Corps who died from illness shortly after his return to Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal