Lane, Sidney (No. 3526)

Lane, Sidney

Lance Corporal

No. 3526, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards

Died of wounds on Saturday 29 May 1915 (aged 28)


Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France (Grave VIII. A. 56)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour


The death of Lance Corporal Sidney Lane was reported in the 5 June 1915 edition of the Newtownards Chronicle under the headline Former Newtownards Man Killed.  In the article, his forename was spelt Sydney.

Sydney Lane was born on 17 February 1887 in Pound Street, Newtownards and he was a son of Quartermaster Thomas Henry Lane and Mary Jane Lane (nee McClelland).

Thomas Henry Lane served in the Army and Sydney was born when he was stationed with the Royal North Downs in Newtownards.

Thomas Henry and Mary Jane Lane (nee McClelland) had at least seven children:

Agnes (born 30 June 1881 in West Street, Newtownards)

Luxmore Rowan (born 15 December 1883 in West Street, Newtownards)

Kate Lyndhurst (born 2 February 1885 in Pound Street, Newtownards)

Redvers Lynden (born 9 February 1886 in Pound Street, Newtownards)

Sydney (born 17 February 1887 in Pound Street, Newtownards)

Conyers Lyle (born 14 May 1888 in Kiltonga Cottage, Newtownards)

Edith Brooke (born 6 July 1890 in Milecross, Newtownards)

Captain Thomas Henry Lane died of apoplexy on 19 March 1895 (aged 50) at 26 Silvergood Street, Belfast.  His wife, Mary Jane Lane, was with him when he died.

Sidney Lane enlisted in Belfast and served with the 1st Battalion Irish Guards.

Lance Corporal Sidney Lane was 28 when he died of wounds on 29 May 1915 and he was buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.

When Lance Corporal Sidney Lane died of wounds on 29 May 1915 his family was living at 11 Coolderry Street, Belfast and he is commemorated in the Belfast Book of Honour (Page 326).