Reginald died On This Day 9th November 1918, the elder of two sons of bank secretary Harry Lane and his wife, Margaret.
Reginald entered the Royal Field Artillery Cadets, and subsequently transferred to an Infantry Officers Cadet Battalion. He took up a commission that December in the Hampshire Regiment, before transferring to the newly-renamed Royal Air Force early the following summer.
In August 1918 he became a qualified observer, and proceeded to France shortly afterwards, where he was consistently engaged in reconnaissance work. At one point that October he and his pilot went missing during a mission, although three days later they both returned to their base unharmed.
On November 9th however, whilst returning from a mission over enemy lines, they were wounded, and later crash landed upon returning to their airfield at Roubaix, with fatal results.