Lane, Lisle Mervyn

Lisle Lane – Andrew (tenor)

Service number 506

1914 Lisle Lane (right) and friend

1914 Lisle Lane (right) and friend

Private 4th Battalion AIF
Enlisted 25 August 1914
Promoted Corporal 19 October 1914
Embarked 20 October 1914 HMAT Euripides (part of first convoy)
Promoted Sergeant 1 January 1915
Landed at Anzac Cove 25 April 1915
Wounded Gallipoli 1 May 1915
Promoted Quartermaster Sergeant 5 May 1915
Wounded Pozieres 16 August 1916
Promoted 2nd Lieutenant October 1915
Promoted Lieutenant 28 January 1916
Killed in action 2 March 1917
Buried north of Le Barque, later reinterred Warlencourt British Cemetery

Born, Orange, NSW, Australian

Lisle Lane - Gallipoli - The Orange Leader 1 July 1915

Lisle Lane – Gallipoli – The Orange Leader 1 July 1915

Pre-war lived in Orange (Father’s farm – Buena Vista)
Occupation grazier
Appearance 5’10” brown eyes, brown hair
Age 22 at enlistment

Within three weeks of the outbreak of war, Lisle Lane, grazier and surveyor of Orange, had travelled to Sydney (Randwick) to enlist in the 4th Battalion Australian Infantry Force (AIF). Aged 22, his enlistment papers describe him as being 5’ 10” in height, with brown eyes and dark hair.

After basic training he embarked on 20 October 1914 in the first troop convoy to leave Australia on the HMAT (His Majesty’s Transport) Euripedes, arriving in Alexandria in December 1914. He was one of those who were amongst the first landing at Anzac Cove, on 25 April 1915.

Following the withdrawal from Gallipoli, Lisle, with the 4th Battalion, was sent to France, and saw action from 1 July 1916, with the first Somme offensive. He was wounded on 16 August 1916 as the 4th Battalion relieved the 51st Battalion at Mouquet Farm. This was another one ‘through the leg’, which also turned septic.

Lisle Lane paybook will

Lisle Lane paybook will

Following an extended convalescence in England Lisle returned to France in January 1917. He was killed in action on 2 March 1917. Lisle was a popular young man, who obtained rapid promotion to the rank of Lieutenant by the time of his death. He is buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery.

Background information

The Bullecourt Digger – Bullecourt France – Butte de Warlencourt

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