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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- William Henry Lane -

Unknown person Name : William Henry Lane

Son of Edith Brown (formerly Lane), of 98, Adelaide Grove, East Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Born 15 September 1897, East Cowes.
  Census information :

1901 : family not located

1911 : Ellen Lane, her daughter Edith Brown, her son-in-law William Brown, and Edith's son William, are at 2 Albany Terrace, Adelaide Grove, East Cowes.

  Service Details :

L/8197 Officer's Steward 3rd cl. William Henry Lane, H.M.P.M.S. Erin's Isle, Royal Navy

Casualty Details :

Died 7 February 1919, aged 20.

Commemorated at : Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 32

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

East Cowes War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

William Lane's name is listed in the IW Football Association Roll of Honour
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Isle of Wight County Press

15 February 1919

Mrs Edith Brown of Albany-terrace [East Cowes], has received the distressing official news that her son, W H Lane, lost his life on February 7th by the sinking of the mine sweeper Erin's Isle through striking a mine. Until the 3rd inst. he had been for nearly three years in a steward's department on HMS Vernon, when he left to proceed to Sheerness to join the Erin's Isle. He could only have been on the latter vessel a few hours when he met his death. Much sympathy is felt for the relatives.

The Erin's Isle hit a mine in the mouth of the River Thames at about 6 pm on 7th February 1919. 28 survivors were landed.
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