Roll of Honour

Major Octavius Edward Fane

Major Fane
Linked to: Bicester

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery (128th Heavy Battery)

Conflict: World War One

Date of Death: 18th September 1918

Age at Death: 31

Burial/Memorial Location: Hancourt British Cemetery, Somme, France

Address: Parents: Bicester House, King's End, Bicester

Military Cross. DSO. Son of Capt. Henry George & Blanche Louisa Fane, of Bicester House.

"We greatly regret to record that news was received this morning of the death on September 18th from wounds received in action of Major Octavius E. Fane, of the Garrison Artillery, the youngest son of Capt. H.G. Fane, of Bicester House.
The deceased officer, who was thoroughly popular with all ranks, was master of the Bicester Beagles. Like his brother, the late Capt. Horatio Fane, he had been decorated with the Military Cross for conspicuous service. This makes the third son Captain H.G. Fane has lost in the present war and the sympathy of the town and neighbourhood is extended to him and Mrs Fane in their great bereavement.
Major Fane was 31 years of age." Bicester Advertiser 20/09/1918