Percy Alfred Lane (1906 - 1944)

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Percy Alfred Lane
1906 - 1944
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c. 1906
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June 24, 1944
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Percy Alfred Lane was born c. 1906. He died on June 24, 1944 at 38 years old.
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Service number: 1789609
Rank: Craftsman
Regiment: Royal Electrical And Mechanical Engineers
Unit/ship/squadron: 6 Tank Bde. Workshops

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Percy Alfred Lane passed away on June 24, 1944 at 38 years of age. He was buried in Lenham Cemetery Grave 10., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1906. We have no information about Percy's family.

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In 1906, in the year that Percy Alfred Lane was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1914, Percy was merely 8 years old when in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1922, when he was 16 years old, from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

In 1931, by the time he was 25 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1944, in the year of Percy Alfred Lane's passing, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

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