Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

John Lane Williams Lane

RNVR. British

Born   1905
Died  15 Nov 1942(37)

Roster information listed for John Lane Williams Lane

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMS SpringbankFighter catapult shipLieutenant27 Sep 1941U-201
HMS Avenger (D 14)Escort carrierLieutenant15 Nov 1942 (+)U-155

Personal information

Son of Allen Williams and Camilla Lane, of Ipsden, Oxfordshire. He served aboard HMS Springbank together with his brother Richard Grenville. Both survived the sinking, but John later lost his life when HMS Avenger was sunk in November 1942.

Together with their elder brother Allen the brothers had founded Penguin Books in 1935. Allen and Richard continued to work as publishers after the war until the early 1960's.

Crew list for Ships hit by U-boats