Percy Lane (1897 - 1917)

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Percy Lane
1897 - 1917
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c. 1897
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November 2, 1917
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Percy Lane was born c. 1897. He died on November 2, 1917 at 20 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 201112
Rank: Private
Regiment: King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/4th Bn.

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Percy Lane passed away on November 2, 1917 at 20 years of age. He was buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery Vii. C. 10., Belgium. He was born c. 1897. There is no information about Percy's surviving family.

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In 1897, in the year that Percy Lane was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1900, by the time he was just 3 years old, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1901, he was merely 4 years old when Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1917, in the year of Percy Lane's passing, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

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