Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Lane William Thomas Watkins

In memory of:

Private Lane William Thomas Watkins

July 4, 2007

Kandahar, Afghanistan

Military Service


Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Division:

3rd Battalion

Citation(s):

General Campaign Star, Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Additional Information


Born:

June 5, 1987
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment:

July 28, 2005
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Charles and Wanda Jean Watkins. Brother of Leigh Watkins.

Commemorated on Page 226 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

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  • Photo of Lane Watkins – Private Lane Watkins was killed on 4 July, 2007 along with 5 other CF members and one Afghan interpreter, when the vehicle they were traveling in struck an improvised explosive device, approximately 20km south-west of Kandahar City. Pte Watkins was a member of 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia"s Canadian Light Infantry, 3 PPCLI, based out of Edmonton.  Photo: Canadian Forces Image Gallery

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