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VC300   Thomas Lane

BORN   May 1836

DIED   12 April 1889  AGE   52

VC Won  21 August 1860   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Taku Forts, China

War/Campaign  Third China War

Name   Thomas Lane   No.    612

VC Issue No.   300   Awards   VC (forfeited 7 April 1881)   

Regiment   67th Regiment

Later   Hampshire Regiment

Now   Princess Of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland

Place Of Death   Caernarvon Hospital, Kimberley, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Gladstone Cemetery, Kenilworth Road, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   14 April 1889

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   RC Section, Row 4, Grave 23

Gazetted   13 August 1861

VC Presented   28 November 1862, Brigadier C W D Staveley, Shanghai, China


Headstone, Gladstone Cemetery, Kenilworth Road, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum, Serles House, Winchester, Hampshire

By The Way…

A headstone was erected in 1991

VC forfeited for desertion on active service, theft of a horse, arms and accoutrements

VC Held By

Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum, Serle's House, Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, England



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