Ernest Lionel Lane-Anderson (Du. 1909-10)


Second Lieutenant, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Born: December 24th 1893
Died: November 10th 1914

Age at Death: 20

Killed in action, France, November 10th 1914
R.M.C. Sandhurst.
Son of G. Lane-Anderson of Hove.

A donation to the memorial statue has been made in honour of this soldier.

Ernest Lionel Lane-Anderson
At school he was a keen sportsman and a noted fast bowler who was a member of the 2nd XI for football and cricket. He was evidently keen to be a professional soldier because he went to the RMA Sandhurst in 1912 soon after leaving school.

Following graduation from Sandhurst in 1913 he received a commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers and was, unsurprisingly, serving in the original six division strong BEF sent to France on the outbreak of war in August 1914. He was obviously an officer of some distinction as he was mentioned in despatches by Sir John French on 8th October 1914. However, like so many of the initial force, he fell the following month in the course of the First Battle of Ypres, probably at Bixschoote in 10th November 1914.

Source: LEST WE FORGET PROJECT, Brighton College 2014/15

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