LANE, James Paton
(Service number 17202)

First Rank Gunner Last Rank


Date 11 June 1886 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 34 Pirie Street, Wellington
Occupation Civil servant
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John LANE (father), Alford Forest Road, Ashburton
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 16th Reinforcements, New Zealand Field Artillery
Date 19 August 1916
Transport Aparima or Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Civil servant; Commissioner of Crown Lands


Date 9 May 1963 Age 76 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated & ashes interred Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Paton Lane was born on 11 June 1886 at Dunedin, the son of John and Magdalene Primrose (née Buchan) Lane. His mother died in 1904. James entered Timaru Main School from Kaikorai, Dunedin, at the beginning of 1893, and left in 1898 for work. He married Margaret Helen Carmichael in 1919. At the time of his death, James Paton Lane was the retired Commissioner of Crown Lands.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [27 September 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [27 September 2020]; Waikumete Cemetery record (Auckland Council) [27 September 2020]

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