Wars Last Goodbyes
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St Laurence Bidford-on-Avon

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Also William G. Lane

Beloved son of the above

Who fell in action July 7th 1916

Age 20 years

Greatly loved

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St Laurence Bidford-on-Avon

Warwickshire

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William George

Lane

1896

Chadlington, Oxfordshire

7th July 1916

Died of wounds probably after the confused and failed orders to take the village of Contalmaison on the 7th July. Initial orders were changed and then received in confusion. Men advanced with no clear idea of support, they were hit by artillery from their own side and there was a failure by another battalion to take a position which would have avoided some enfilade fire. In combination with a break in the weather, the 1st Worcesters were forced back whence they came

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Mericourt-l'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France

First World War

Private

1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment

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