|Sir Ronald Lane|
Sir Ronald Lane
|Years of service||1867–1909|
|Commands held||Garrison at Alexandria
Infantry Brigade at Malta
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Lane was born on 19 February 1847, the youngest son and 10th child of John Newton Lane of King's Bromley Manor, Litchfield. Through his father, he was a descendant of the Lane family of Bentley Hall (later of Kings Bromley) one of whom was Jane Lane, the English Civil War heroine.
Lane was commissioned into the Rifle Brigade in 1867. He was appointed Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General in Natal in 1891, Aide-de-Camp to the Duke of Connaught as Commander of the Guards' Brigade in Egypt in 1882 and Assistant Military Secretary in Canada in 1883. He went on to be Assistant Military Secretary at Headquarters in 1892, Aide-de-camp to the Duke of Cambridge as Commander-in-Chief in 1889 and Commander of the Garrison at Alexandria in 1898. In December 1901 he was appointed Commander of the Infantry Brigade at Malta, and he served as administrator of the government during the absence of the Governor, Sir Francis Grenfell, in July 1902. His last appointments were as Military Secretary at Headquarters in 1903 and Lieutenant-Governor and Secretary of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in 1905 before retiring in 1909.
In 1893 he married Augusta Sarah Beaumont, daughter of John Augustus Beaumont, developer of Wimbledon Park. Their only child, Captain George Ronald Lane was in the Coldstream Guards and fell in action on the Somme in 1916.
- The county families of the United Kingdom or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland (Volume ed.59, 1919) by Edward Walford, p. 210
- "No. 23214". The London Gazette. 1 February 1867. p. 553.
- "No. 27402". The London Gazette. 31 January 1902. p. 649.
- "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36823). London. 18 July 1902. p. 9.
- A history and architectural account of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, including King James' Theological College, formerly on the same site
- Dix Noonan Webb
- "No. 31830". The London Gazette. 19 March 1920. p. 3435.
- Obituary: Major-General Sir Ronald Lane The Times, 8 March 1937
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