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PostSubject: Thomas Lane    Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:57 pm

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Thomas Lane was born in Cork in May 1836. In 1860 he was a Private in the 67th Foot. On August 21st he accompanied Lt Burslem in the attack on the North Fort.

Lane had earlier served in the Crimean War with the 67th. Later in his military career he served in the Natal Native Contingent during the Zulu War and in the Basutoland campaign 1881.

Lane's is one of the eight forfeited VCs. He was stripped of the medal on April 7th 1881 after deserting Landrey's Light Horse with his arms and equipment.

Lane died in Kimberley, South Africa on the 13th April 1889 while serving in the Kimberley Police.
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PostSubject: Thomas Lane    Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:23 pm

Hi Littlehand .
From ' For God , Queen & Colony ' by Terry Sole .
Natal Horse ; T. Lane , Awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery at Taku Forts , China in 1860 . Both the V.C & the South African General Service Medal with Bar 1879 were forfeited . Suspect
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