Lane, Maurice MC MM


War Service:
Captain MAURICE LANE, MC, MM of 2/20th (Blackheath and Woolwich) battalion London Regiment was killed on 29 December 1917, aged 27. He went to France as a sergeant in the 2/20th and fought at Givenchy and Loos, in the course of which he won the Military Medal. He was commissioned into his own battalion and saw further service in France, Salonika and Palestine. The award of his Military Cross was announced in the London Gazette of 22 March 1918.

He is buried and remembered in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Dunstan’s College and in the pages of the History of The Old Dunstonian Rugby Football Club. and also on the 20th London Regiment Roll of Honour.

He was the third son of Charles and Jessie Lane, of "Tugela," Copers Cope Rd., Beckenham. He was educated at St Dunstan’s College in Catford and played rugby for Kent in the 1913/14 season.

The Times 16 January 1918

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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