LANE, Denis FrancisĀ 
(Service number 47155)

Aliases Dennis (Francis Denis)
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 18 April 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Blacksmith
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs P. C. BOWER (sister), Gleniti, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements G Company
Date 5 April 1917
Transport Devon
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 1 October 1954 Age 59 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Taita Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 11, Row M, Plot 36
New Zealand Memorials Old Gleniti School Honour Boards

Biographical Notes

Next of Kin sister Bridget. Son of John LANE & Julia CALLAGHAN. Brother of Humphrey William LANE killed in action 1916, & of Edward Timothy LANE, killed in action 1918, & of Eugene LANE also served WWI. Attended Sacred Heart, Marist Brothers' & Gleniti Schools.


Cenotaph Database [14 August 2013]; Hutt City Burial record for Taita Lawn Cemetery; Family records [14 August 2013]. Timaru Herald, 27 December 1919 (Papers Past) [18 November 2013].

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