A Collection of Medals to the York & Lancaster Regiment

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Date of Auction: 6th May 1992

Sold for £160

Estimate: £80 - £100

EGYPT 1882-89, 1 clasp, Tel-el-Kebir (Lieut. C. Leigh Lye, 2/York & Lanc. R.) pitting from star, otherwise good fine and better

Footnote

Charles Leigh Lye was born at Ahmednugger on 28 January, 1861, and joined the regiment on 10 May, 1882. He served in the Egyptian campaign and was present at the engagement at El Magfar and Tel el Mahuta, both actions at Kassassin, battle of Tel-el-Kebir, and the affair of August 25th, 1882. He resigned his commission early in 1889 and remained on the Reserve of Officers with the rank of Captain.