The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Lane, Lieutenant-Colonel William Byam
Lane, Lieutenant-Colonel William Byam, I.M.S., Inspector-General of Prisons, Nagpur, C.P., India; b. at Antigua, West Indies, 1866; educ: Christ’s Hospital, London; proceeded to Germany and joined the Nuenheim College, Heidelberg; returned to England and was attached to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, as a student; joined the I.M.S., 1888; served for some time at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley; arrived in India and was posted to Station Hospital, Allahabad, 1889; transferred to the Military and was placed in Medical charge of XI P.W.O., Bengal Lancers, now XI (King Edward’s Old) Bengal Lancers; transferred to the 45th Sikhs, 1890; served with the Hazra Field Force, 1891; served with other regiments and was in charge of A. 20 Native Field Hospitals; served with the Chitral Relief Force, 1895; attached to the base Hospital (No. 4 Native General Hospital), Nowshera, during the whole of the Frontier Expedition; Civil Surgeon and Superintendent, Central Jail, Montgomery, 1899; services placed temporarily at the disposal of the Punjab Government, 1902; transferred to C.P., and posted as Officiating Superintendent, Central Jail, Jubbalpore, 1903; appointed as Inspector General of Prisons, 1905; holds the Hazra medal and clasp, and the Waziristan clasp, and the Chitral medal and clasp. Address: Nagpur, C.P., India.