William John Lane

Superintendent W J Lane. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8627)

William John Lane

Warrant No 3381, Joined 16th November 1892 age 24, Height 5ft 11, Occupation Clerk, Born All Saints, Gloucester.

Promoted Sergeant 1st November 1900.                                                                                                                                   Promoted Inspector 1st May 1903.                                                                                                                                            Promoted 2nd Class Superintendent 14th April 1919.                                                                                                         Promoted 1st Class Superintendent 1st November 1921.


His police career saw him serve in Tewkesbury, Chipping Sodbury, Cheltenham and Stroud Divisions.

24th February 1916 commendation for detection and arrest of two men for larceny and receiving.

12th April 1923 attended the King’s Royal visit to Cirencester.

Pensioned 31st August 1928

Died  March 1930.

According to The Liverpool Echo on 18th March 1930. Mr Lane was the treasurer of the local cricket club and one evening he attended a meeting during which time he believed that he had lost his wallet containing club funds. When he returned home his wife produced the wallet which he had dropped at home. Apparently the discovery was such a shock that he sank into a chair and died.

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