No.P/249028, Captain, John Lindsay LANE
170 Mortar Battery,Royal Regiment of Artillery
The Queen's Korea medal and the U.N. Korea medal
John Lindsay Lane was born in 1923 (Newmarket Q2-1923 3B:758), son of Lindsay and Mary LANE (née CORNFORTH), of Moulton Manor Farm.
At Manor, Moulton in the 1939 register were his parents, father Lindsay [8-1-1882] a farmer, and mother Enid Mary [11-1-1902].
He was the elder twin brother of Michael Lane. He was commissioned in the Royal Artillery on 24th October 1942 and Lieutenant on 24th September 195. see here
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Killed when an enemy artillery round scored a direct hit on his forward observation post, killing John and wounding the rest of his party. He was reported missing, then killed in action(The Times 20th January 1951 and 4th August 1951).
4th January 1951 was the day the Chinese forces took Seoul. It was also the Battle of Chaegunghyon (also known as the Battle of Happy Valley) just south of Seoul, on 3rd and 4th January 1951.
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