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Clive George Percival Lane

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  • Service number
    211150 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    20 Armoured Regiment AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Group of soldiers, Armoured Regiment, Italy. 2 tanks. Caption from the photograph "Look for hole caused by shell which killed Owen Chatterton. Jock Kevern, Clive Lane & Frank Matthias were shot when they got out of tank" - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clive George Percival AWMM
  • Surname
    Lane AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    211150 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    19 December 1921 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Baker's roundsman AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Charles Percival Lane (father), New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 Jan 1944 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Italy AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    211150 AWMM
  • Military service
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Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • New Zealand: 30 June 1941-12 January 1944 AWMM
    • Middle East: 20 February 1944-29 April 1944 AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 3 April 1941 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW2 19 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 12 January 1944 AWMM HMT 82 AWMM
    Trooper AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 11th Reinforcements AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    20 Armoured Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Clive Lane was the son of Charles Percival and Minnie Esther Lane, of Gisborne, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Embarked from Alexandria for Italy 29 April 1944

    To Florence.

    'This was the enemy's last real stand before the Arno, and when the advance was resumed the next morning (4 August two burnt-out Tiger Tanks, still smouldering were found just past the end of the sunken road. The more optimistic in the regiment claimed that their HE fire had knocked them out, a claim which greatly heartened 6 Troop at the time but which now seems hardly likely. The squadron commander, Major Clapham, thinks that they were probably brewed up by the artillery, the most likely possibility; Heptinstall himself, who was given some credit for the success at the time and has most to lose, says that' it is my personal belief that the Jerries brewed them up as they probably did not have enough petrol to move them back beyond Arno.'. These tanks had been the core of the enemy's opposition during the fighting of the last three days and their elimination, no matter who was responsible, virtually meant the end of the battle south of the Arno. Heptinstall won the MC for his outstanding ability and courage in this action, and others shared the credit with him: Sergeant-Major Reid, as aggressive as ever ('if there was anything Jack Reid liked more than a scrap it was another scrap'); Corporal Newman ('the magnificent, aggressive cool soldier as he always was'); the four men killed - Harold Chatterton, Frank Mathias, Clive Lane, and John Kevern.'from Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45 : 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment' byD.J.C. Pringle & W.A. Glue AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    22 AWMM
  • Date of death
    3 August 1944 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    North of Giogoli, Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Florence War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    VII. A. 14. AWMM
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Sources

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    Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM