Reginald Lake

Bank: Child & Co

Place of work: London Fleet Street office

Died: 17 November 1916


Reginald St George Lake was born in 1887, the second son of Reginald Lake. He was educated at Berkhamsted School and was for a time under articles as a solicitor, but in 1907 he went to work for Child & Co. Outside work he was a volunteer soldier, a Lieutenant in the Bedfordshire Regiment, from 1906 to 1908.


Immediately on the outbreak of the First World War Lake joined the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps. In September 1914 he was appointed Lieutenant in the New Army, but the appointment did not proceed after he failed the medical test. In 1915 he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He joined his new battalion in May 1915 and remained with it until his death. In 1916 he was appointed Lewis Gunner Commander. He was killed in action on 17 November 1916 at Martinpuich, France. He was 28 years old.

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