Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (5 April 2006)

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Date of Auction: 5th April 2006

Sold for £390

Estimate: £300 - £350

Abyssinia 1867 (Asst. Surgn. J. V. Lane, 4th The K.O.R. Regt.) suspension repaired, fine pitting, edge bruising, very fine £300-350


Joseph Vavasour Lane was born in Dublin on 1 September 1836. He entered the Army as an Assistant Surgeon on the Staff on 13 October 1858. Appointed to the 2nd Battalion 4th Foot in 1859, he served with them in the Abyssinian expedition of 1867-68 and was appointed Surgeon in October 1868. He died on 4 April 1873.