The Upfill-Brown Collection (4 December 1991)

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Date of Auction: 4th December 1991

Sold for £160

Estimate: £180 - £200

ABYSSINIA 1867-8 (Lieut. D. Mackinnon, 25th Regt. Bomb. N. I.), suspender repaired, otherwise nearly very fine


Lieutenant Donald William Mackinnon was born at Bangalore in India, 3 March 1842. He was appointed Ensign in 1861 and assigned to the 109th Foot before being promoted Lieutenant in the 25th Bombay Infantry, with whom he served during the expedition to Abyssinia. In 1873 he was promoted Captain, and further to Major in 1881, in the Leinster Regiment from which he retired as Lieutenant Colonel on half pay in 1889.