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Private Lane Watkins

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Private Lane Watkins

Private Lane William Thomas Watkins was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Having recently graduated from high school, he enrolled in the Canadian Forces on 28 July 2005. Upon completion of his basic infantry training, he was posted to the Third Battalion (3 PPCLI) in April 2006.

He immediately started training for his deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan. He deployed as a rifleman with Task Force 1-07. He died while on duty in the province of Kandahar on 4 July 2007. He was buried at the Clearwater Cemetery, Clearwater, Manitoba on Monday, 16 July 2007.

Private Watkins is survived by his parents Charlie and Wanda Watkins, and his brothers Andrew and Leigh.

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