A Collection of Medals to the Royal Lancaster Regiment

Date of Auction: 25th June 2014

Sold for £230

Estimate: £180 - £220

Abyssinia 1867 (889 W. Lynch, 1st Battn. 4th The K.O.R. Regt.) suspension refixed, however crown suspension now detached from medal, otherwise good very fine £180-220


William Lynch was born in London. A Tin Plate Worker by occupation, he attested for the 4th Regiment at Westminster on 20 June 1864, aged 18 years. Lynch served overseas in the East Indies for 2 years, 4 months and in Abyssinia for 6 months. Discharged at Portsmouth on 6 November 1872, being found unfit for further service - a double hernia - this being blamed on lifting heavy baggage in August 1872 when serving as a baggage guard.

With copied discharge papers and other research.