Etc. -- Arthur Lane died of wounds, 1917
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The following is from a page 1 article in the 30 Aug 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Casualty List Tells 
of Severe Fighting

Those Canadian Regiments that for the past fortnight have been battling so bravely for the possession of Lena, must have contained quite a sprinkling of Norfolk soldiers. The casualties, that began to arrive Saturday, are much the heaviest since Vimy Ridge. 

In contrast to what happened then, however, the fatalities are far less in proportion to wounded. It will be remembered that in the taking of Vimy Ridge more Norfolk boys lost their lives than were reported wounded.

So far we have noted the following:

Killed in Action

796182 -- Pte. Ernest Christian Quanbury, of Woodhouse.
797537 -- Pte. W. Cade of Windham.

Died of Wounds

624144 -- Private Arthur Henry Lane, of Simcoe.
 
 

The following is from the same source.

PRIVATE ARTHUR LANE
of Simcoe
Died of Wounds

A member of the 133rd Battalion. Son of Mr. H. M. Lane, who, with an elder son, went thirty months ago, and are working in munition factories in Coventry, England.

A letter from the father enclosing a photograph of the son, Arthur, taken in France, reached The Reformer two days before word of the boy's death came to Simcoe.
 
 

The following is from a page 1 article in the 27 Sep 1917 issue of 
the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
 

From the Chaplain of Pte. Lane's Battalion


 B.E.F., France, Aug 19, 1917
 

Dear Mrs. Lane: -- You will know now the sad news of your son's death, Private A. Lane.

It may be some comfort to you in your great sorrow to know some details of his funeral. I buried him this (Sunday) afternoon in the cemetery here. It is a peaceful and pretty spot and will always be. He lies side by side with many other brave men who have given their lives for the freedom of the world.

Some of his comrades were at the graveside, and his coffin was draped with the Union Jack.

The Matron is writing to you and I can assure you that everything that was possible was done for him. With every sincere sympathy and hope that you may find Divine comfort in your great sorrow, I remain,

Yours very truly,
Martin S. Ware.
 
 



 
 August 19th, 1917

 
Dear Mrs. Lane: -- You will have received the sad news before now about your son, Private A. Lane, 7th Canadians. 

He was admitted to the hospital suffering from very severe wounds in his thigh, and he was very ill and collapsed. All that was possible was done for him, but he did not rally and passed away peacefully after midnight. 

I don't think he felt much pain. He was too weak to speak or to send any messages. Please accept my sympathy in your sorrow and loss.
 

Yours sincerely,
E. S. Cook,
Sister in Charge.
 
 

The following is from a page 8 item in the 15 Aug 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

IN MEMORIAM

Lane -- In loving memory of Pte. Arthur Lane, died of wounds, August 18th, 1917, aged 18 years. As long as life and memory last, we will remember thee.

Mother, Father, Sister and Brothers
 

 

Also see Arthur's Attestation paper: side 1 | side 2


Arthur Lane







Photo from microfilm


 
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