Clive George Percival Lane Born 19 December 1921 - Died 3 August 1944 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number211150 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeTrooper AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Group of soldiers, Armoured Regiment, Italy. 2 tanks. Captio … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesClive George Percival AWMM SurnameLane AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number211150 AWMM Gender Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionPresbyterian, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth19 December 1921 AWMM Place of birthGisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesGisborne, New Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMBaker's roundsman AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationCharles Percival Lane (father), New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 12 January 1944 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number211150 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military trainingNew Zealand: 30 June 1941-12 January 1944 AWMMMiddle East: 20 February 1944-29 April 1944 AWMM EnlistmentWW2 AWMM3 April 1941 AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM19 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM12 January 1944 AWMM12 January 1944 AWMMHMT 82 AWMMEgypt AWMM12 January 1944 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM12 January 1944 AWMMTrooper AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankTrooper AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Clive Lane was the son of Charles Percival and Minnie Esther Lane, of Gisborne, Auckland, New Zealand.Embarked from Alexandria for Italy 29 April 1944To 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 Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death22 AWMM Date of death3 August 1944 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesNorth of Giogoli, Italy AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameFlorence War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceVII. A. 14. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Clive George Percival Lane by laying a poppy. Charles Percival Lane Clarance Lawson Lane Clive George Percival Lane Cyril Henry Osborne Lane Denis Francis Lane Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Clive George Percival Lane Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksPringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copyhttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.htmlSources UsedCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used DocumentsPringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.