Reginald Charles James Lane (1922 - 1942)

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Reginald Charles James Lane
1922 - 1942
c. 1922
December 7, 1942
Reginald Charles James Lane was born c. 1922. He died on December 7, 1942 at 20 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: q89855 Rank: Private Regiment: Australian Infantry Unit/ship/squadron: A.c.m.f. 49 Bn.

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Reginald Charles James Lane passed away on December 7, 1942 at 20 years old. He was buried in Port Moresby Memorial Panel 7., Papua New Guinea. He was born c. 1922. We have no information about Reginald's immediate family.

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In 1922, in the year that Reginald Charles James Lane was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1930, when he was merely 8 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1932, at the age of only 10 years old, Reginald was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1942, in the year of Reginald Charles James Lane's passing, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

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