Sidney Lane was the son of Matthew and Annie Lane of 54 John Street, Wordsley. He volunteered for the Worcesters and was sent to the 2nd Battalion. In 1915 they were very actively involved in the Artois battles and in 1916 they fought on the Somme at Bazentin Ridge, High Wood and Delville Wood and in the October struggle for Gueudecourt. For the 1917 Third Battle of Ypres they came forward to the front line on the 24th September for the battle along the Menin Road. They were at Glencorse Wood on the 26th for an advance which was to start at dawn. However, it coincided with a planned German attack over the same ground and the outcome was little gain and heavy losses. Among them was Lance Corporal Sidney Lane who was killed in action. He was 20 years of age and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot and Wordsley Memorials.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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