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Pair Of Ww1 Medals & Territorial Force War Medal, Gnr Griffiths Pembroke R. G. A

Pair Of Ww1 Medals & Territorial Force War Medal, Gnr Griffiths Pembroke R. G. A

100% GENUINE FULL SIZE & CORRECTLY NAMED. WW1 Pair & T. Griffiths served with the Pembroke. A & when he applied for his T. M in 1924 he gave his home address as Brynhyfryd House, Rhymney, Monmouth. NEF & complete with MIC & medal roll details. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE? AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO OFFER ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE. The item “PAIR OF WW1 MEDALS & TERRITORIAL FORCE WAR MEDAL, GNR GRIFFITHS PEMBROKE R. G. A” is in sale since Saturday, December 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “themedalcentre” and is located in Hexham. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945

Maine World War II Veteran 102 Gets Long Overdue Medals

WW1 1914-15 TRIO OF MEDALS & MEMORIAL PLAQUE, 8th E. SURREY. R, KIA 1918, PTE ROGERS

WW1 1914-15 TRIO OF MEDALS & MEMORIAL PLAQUE, 8th E. SURREY. R, KIA 1918, PTE ROGERS

100% GENUINE FULL SIZE & CORRECTLY NAMED. 1914-15 Trio & memorial plaque. Sydney Rogers first landed in France 27-7-1915 serving with the 8th battalion. He was sadly KIA F&F 13-6-1918 serving with C. Company of the 8th battalion. He was born in Little Cornard, Suffolk & enlisted in Honnington, Suffolk. He was 21 years of age at the time of his death & is buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery. He is recorded by the C. C as the late son of Ephraim John & Elizabeth Rogers of Great Comard, Sudbury, Suffolk. NEF & complete with copy MIC details along with details from S. W & The C. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE? AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO OFFER ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE. The item “WW1 1914-15 TRIO OF MEDALS & MEMORIAL PLAQUE, 8th E. SURREY. R, KIA 1918, PTE ROGERS” is in sale since Saturday, December 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “themedalcentre” and is located in Hexham. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945

WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army

WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army

WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army

WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army

WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army

WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army

WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army

WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army

WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army

WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army

WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army

WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army

WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army

Original WW2 – Vietnam War Junk Drawer Lot. You will receive everything shown. The pins are in various conditions. Most of the items are either US Army or US Navy, but there are a few US Marine Corps pieces, WW1 pieces, a few foreign pieces and civilian pieces. There is also one sterling silver lid for some sort of pitcher. You will receive everything in the photographs. The item “WW2 Vietnam Military Junk Drawer Lot, Medals, Patches, US Navy, US Army” is in sale since Thursday, January 2, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “bb5kearsarge” and is located in El Cajon, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Iceland, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Macao, Paraguay, Uruguay.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

Excellent condition, scarce WW2 El Alamein M. Group awarded to Sgt/ Warrant Officer Norman W E Smith 11th Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps & Special Operations Executive S. Station “X”, Weapons development (from 1943 confirmed, the inspiration for James Bonds “Q” branch of MI6), 1939-45 Star, Africa Star 8th Army bar, British war & Defence medal 1939-45, some history and copy medal rolls for GSM, LS&GC and MBE verified, may have been entitled to French WW2 decorations including Croix de Guerre, LS & GC official impressed name, GSM much later issue with unofficial impressed name (in past group split / missing original GSM), MBE and WW2 medals unnamed as issued, interesting story for further research, excellent condition. MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons. Station “X”, Weapons development (from 1943 confirmed, The original James Bonds “Q” branch of MI6), Interwar GSM “Palestine” Clasp, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star 8th Army bar, British war & Defence medal 1939-45 and LG & GC medal, some history and copy medal rolls for GSM, LS&GC and MBE verified, (may have been entitled to French WW2 decorations including Croix de Guerre), LS & GC official impressed name 550009 W. “, GSM “Palestine” is a replacement/copy, much later issue with unofficial impressed name ” 550009 SJT. Smith 11-H (in past group split / missing original GSM), MBE and WW2 medals unnamed as issued, mounted for display, interesting story for further research, excellent condition El Alemain 1942 M. London Gazette 14 October 1943: In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East The original Recommendation states: Since September 1942 this W. Has been employed as R. To the 11th Hussars. During the advance from El Alamein to Tripoli this Regiment was in constant touch with the enemy necessitating almost daily moves of the Echelon and for 2 months of this period, in the absence of the Quartermaster, R. The fact that he was able to keep the Regiment supplied under the most difficult conditions reflects the very greatest credit on his powers of organisation. His tireless energy and devotion to duty at all times set a great example to all who came in contact with him. Has served continuously with the 11th Hussars in the Western Desert since hostilities commenced in June 1940 as Troop Leader, SQMS, S. I recommend he be awarded the M. El Alamein 1942 – Afrika Corps Germans in Panzer IV surrender to British Tommies Norman William Ernest Smith was born in Bath on 28 March 1910. He joined the 11th Hussars in December 1929, and was promoted to Lance-Corporal in March 1931; Corporal in August 1932; Lance-Sergeant in October 1934; and Sergeant in June 1937. He served with the Regiment in pre-War Palestine, and was promoted to Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant in March 1941 and Warrant Officer Class II in March 1942. Recommended for the M. In April 1943, he was promoted to Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant in June 1943, and was awarded the M. For his services in North Africa during push from El Alamein to Tripoli. According to his service record he served in the I. (Inter Services Research Bureau) from 1942 to 1945, also known as Station X, which was a secret British Special Operations Executive factory making special weapons and equipment during the War, very “Hush Hush”. Ian Flemming’s inspiration for MI5 “Q” Branch in James Bond stories. InStation “X” tools of the Spy trade WW2 This S. Factory produced important espionage equipment ranging from the Welbike (Motorised mini-bike in kit form) used by Paratroopers to the Welrod pistols (Agents silenced pistol). On Smiths gravestone there is reference to C. (Croix De Guerre) and D. Being placed after his name which may suggest he earned French awards for the War. Station “X” developed the “WELBIKE” for Paras – drop in tube and assemble motorbike in minutes!! Smith re-engaged in the army October 1950 to complete 2 more years to serve total 22 years with the colours and get his full pension? And was dismissed from service by general cout martial in October 1952, automatic discharge possibly due to breaking civil law and not military law, “serving penal servitude” needs further research, “Cause of discharge “Para 390 (xii) (B) QR 1940 he was allowed to keep his medals as he did not break military law. He died in May 1980 in hospital, Sutton, South London, (heart problem) comes with a quantity of research, various letters, copy records, birth, marriage, death certificates and picture of soldier etc, very interesting story for further research. Auctiva gets you noticed! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons” is in sale since Thursday, December 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Other World War I Militaria”. The seller is “theonlineauctionsale” and is located in Leamington Spa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF

Excellent condition, scarce WW2 & WW1 C. Group awarded to Brigadier George Frederick Charles Assistant Director Dental Services Late Army, ANZACS & Royal Air Force Dental Corps, C. Neck badge, 1914-15 Star (Lt G F Charles), British war & Victory medal (Capt G F Charles), 1939-45 Star, British war & Defence medal 1939-45, coronation medal 1937, some history and copy medal rolls, awards all verified, CBE and WW2 medals unnamed as issued, interesting story for further research, excellent condition, some slight enamel chipping to upper arm of C. E, see pictures for condition. Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF. Very scarce WW1 & 2 Military C. E medal group Brigadier Dental Corps RAMC. London Gazette 14 June 1945. The Original Recommendation states: Colonel Charles has administered the Army Dental Services in Scottish Command for over three years. To his organising ability and wide experience, coupled with energy and enthusiasm, are due the excellent dental arrangements in the Command. During the mobilisation and special training of the large forces for overseas many dental problems arose and were successfully overcome under his supervision. In short, the high standard of dental fitness of all troops in and leaving the Command is undoubtedly due to his zeal and efficiency – attributes which have inspired all his officers and men in their work in the common cause. George Frederick Charles was born in 24th February 1891, Heywood, Lancashire and joined the Army Dental Corps (arm of RAMC) as Temporary Lieutenant in September 1915. He married Dorothy Bailey December 1916, in Builth, Breconshire, mid Wales. He served as a Dental Officer during the Great War on the Western Front , France from 8 October 1915, later serving in the ANZACS 11th Battalion Australian Infantry from 11 July 1918. THE HUNDRED DAYS OFFENSIVE-ANZACS 11TH Battalion-all out war. British Troops advance Around this time, a small group of US soldiers was attached to the 11th Battalion to gain experience. The following month, the battalion captured Gerbedoen Farm before supporting the 10th Battalion’s successful attack on Merris. On 8 August, the Allies launched their own offensive, known as the Hundred Days Offensive, around Amiens. The 11th Battalion did not take part in the opening phase of the offensive, moving to Hamel and establishing themselves in a defensive position around Harbonnieres. On 10 August, the battalion was committed to a strong attack around Lihons; although successful, the attack lasted three days and resulted in heavy casualties, including 58 killed and 140 wounded. On the night of 12/13 August, the 11th was withdrawn to the support line just behind the front. WW1 British Tank Later, they were moved to Vaire and then Cerisy, before supporting the 9th and 12th Battalions around Chuignolles and Proyart on 23 August and then around Chuignes and Cappy two days later, where further losses were experienced. The 11th Battalion’s final attack came against the Hindenburg Outpost Line on 18 September when they launched a three-company attack around Fervaque Farm and Carpeza Copse near Villeret. Despite being severely understrength each company had an average strength of just 76 men they advanced over 3,000 yards (2,700 m) and took over 120 prisoners and large quantities of German equipment, for the loss of 18 men killed. WW1 German and Allied Fighters in dog fight over western front Further casualties came on 24 October when German aircraft attacked the battalion headquarters, killing a number of officers, including Darnell, who was the acting commanding officer. The heavy casualties that the Australians had suffered during the final year of the war, and the decrease in volunteers arriving from Australia, meant that the battalion was desperately understrength. Germans Surrender In October, they were withdrawn from the line for rest and reorganisation, at the insistence of the Australian prime minister, Billy Hughes. At this time, the battalion was reorganised into a two-company structure. In early November, the battalion prepared to return to the front around St. Quentin, but before they could return to the fighting, an armistice came into effect, bringing the war to an end Captain Charles just after end of WW1 transferred to the Royal Air Force Dental Service in 1919. He reverted back to the Army Dental Corps two years later, with whom he held various appointments between the wars. Advanced Colonel on 1 July 1939, he embarked for France as Deputy Director Dental Services with Medical HQ and Staff of the British Expeditionary Force on 10 September 1939. German Panzers advance – ” Blitzkreig”, Summer 1940, France He formed two additional Dental units at Boulogne and Dieppe but these were rapidly overrun by the German attack in the summer of 1940. He retired on 16 August 1946, died in the village of “Battle”, Sussex 1957 aged 66. Auctiva gets you noticed! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Scarce Brigadier George F Charles CBE WW1 WW2 medals RAMC Dentist & ANZACS & RAF” is in sale since Sunday, December 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Other World War I Militaria”. The seller is “theonlineauctionsale” and is located in Leamington Spa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: WW I (1914-18) & WW 2 (1939-45)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945

PAIR OF WW1 MEDALS & TERRITORIAL FORCE WAR MEDAL, PTE HARRIS 1/4th DORSET REGT

PAIR OF WW1 MEDALS & TERRITORIAL FORCE WAR MEDAL, PTE HARRIS 1/4th DORSET REGT

100% GENUINE FULL SIZE & CORRECTLY NAMED. WW1 Pair & territorial force war medal to. Complete with MIC & medal roll details that state Cyril Hambling Harris served with the 1/4th battalion. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE? AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO OFFER ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE. The item “PAIR OF WW1 MEDALS & TERRITORIAL FORCE WAR MEDAL, PTE HARRIS 1/4th DORSET REGT” is in sale since Saturday, December 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “themedalcentre” and is located in Hexham. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945

Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt

Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt

Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt

Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt

Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt

Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt

Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt

Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt

Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt

Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt

Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt

Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt

Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt

Battle of Omdurman Interest – Sudan campaign medal 1898 and Egyptian Khedives medal with Khartoum and Atbara battle clasps, both named 4169 Pte L Steer 1 / Linc R, Queens Sudan medal officially engaved by regiment, Khedives medal correct contemporary named possibly done by regiment (These were supplied unnamed from Egypt), both about extremely fine/ excellent condition, dark original tone, minimal contact marks, detail very good/ excellent, copy medal roll included, was entitled to battle clasps Atbara and Khartoum on Khedives medal, also WW1 pair MS-4202 W. ” now a Warrant Officer in the Army Service Corps, both very fine condition plus and official impressed, includes ribbon bar, medal roll extracts and part attestation/history, please see pictures for condition Attestation for army states , Leonard Steer, Born 1877 in Lewes, Surrey, attested in May 1895 aged 18 to 2nd Lincolnshire Regt, previous occupation “Waiter. Claimed 6 days service 5th Fusiliers (was probably transferred) and member of local Militia. Transferred to 1st linc Regt July 1896, promoted Lance Corporal in August 1898, Corporal April 1892. Discharged May 1907 after 12 about Years service. He enlisted to fight in WW1, note full name stated as Leopold Richard John Steer, now aged about 37, joined Royal Army Service Corps, rank Warrant Officer 2nd class, was possibly a driver. Much later in 1939 England and Wales Register previous occupation “Chauffeur” retired now living in Lambeth, London, now under his full name ” Leoplod (not Leonard) Richard John Steer”, (unusual name date of birth 1877 same), he had two brothers living in Chicago, US (as stated on Attestation), for further research. Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt. Battle of Omdurman Sudan Africa campaign and WW1 medals for Pte L Steer 1st Battalion Lincoln Regt / ASC and ribbon bar Battle of Omdurman Interest Sudan Campaign 1898- Khartoum Expedition Battle of Omdurman Interest – Sudan campaign medal 1898 and Egyptian Khedives medal with Khartoum and Atbara battle clasps, both named 4169 Pte L Steer 1 / Linc R, Queens Sudan medal officially engaved by regiment, Khedives medal correct contemporary named possibly done by regiment (These were supplied unnamed from Egypt), both about extremely fine/ excellent condition, original dark tone, minimal contact marks, detail very good/ excellent, copy medal roll included, was entitled to battle clasps Atbara and Khartoum on Khedives medal, also WW1 pair MS-4202 W. ” now a Warrant Officer in the Army Service Corps, both very fine condition plus and official impressed, includes medal ribbon bar, medal roll extracts and part attestation/history, please see pictures for condition Attestation for army states, Leonard Steer, Born 1877 in Lewes, Surrey, attested in May 1895 aged 18 to 2nd Lincolnshire Regt, previous occupation “Waiter. Claimed 6 days service 5th Royal Fusiliers (was probably transferred) and member of local Militia. Later transferred to 1st linc Regt July 1896, promoted Lance Corporal in August 1898, Corporal April 1892. He enlisted to fight in WW1, note name Leopold Richard John Steer, now aged about 37, joined Royal Army Service Corps, rank Warrant Officer 2nd class, was possibly a driver. Much later in 1939 England and Wales Register previous occupation “Chauffeur”, retired now living in Lambeth, London, now under his full name ” Leopold (not Leonard) Richard John Steer”, (unusual name date of birth 1877 same), he had two brothers living in Chicago, US (as stated on Attestation), for further research. Battle of Atbara To be sure of having the necessary strength to defeat the Mahdist forces in their heartland, Kitchener brought up reinforcements from the British army, and a brigade under Major General William F. Gatacre arrived in Sudan at the end of January 1898. The Warwicks, Lincolns and Cameron Highlanders had to march the last thirty miles as the railway had not yet caught up with the front line. Skirmishes took place in the early Spring, as the Mahdist forces made an attempt in March to outflank Kitchener by crossing the Atbara, but they were outmanouevred; the Egyptians steamed upstream and raided Shendi. Eventually, at dawn on 8 April, the Anglo-Egyptians mounted a full frontal assault on the forces of Osman Dinga with three infantry brigades, holding one in reserve. Fighting lasted less than an hour and concluded with 81 Anglo-Egyptian soldiers killed and 478 wounded, to over 3,000 Mahdist troops dead (Battle of Atbara) The Battle of Atbara. Anglo-Egyptian forces defeated 15,000 Sudanese rebels, called Mahdists or Dervishes, on the banks of the River Atbara. The battle proved to be the turning point in the conquest of Sudan by a British and Egyptian coalition The Khalifa’s forces then withdrew to Omdurman, abandoning Metemma and the Sixth Cataract so that the Egyptian army could pass unmolested. Preparations then continued for an advance on Omdurman. The railway was extended southwards and additional reinforcements arrived. By mid-August 1898 Kitchener had at his command 25,800 troops, composed of the British Division under Major-General Gatacre, with two British infantry brigades; and the Egyptian Division with four Egyptian brigades under Major General Hunter. The gunboat Zafir, proceeding upriver, foundered and sank opposite Metemma on 28 August. The final advance on Omdurman began on 28th August 1898. Seaforth Highlanders – Sudan 1898 British troops at the Battle of Omdurman: 21st Lancers 32nd Field Battery, Royal Artillery 37th Howitzer Battery, Royal Artillery Two 40-pdrs. Royal Artillery Infantry Division: commanded by Major General Gatacre 1st Brigade; commanded by Brigadier General Wauchope 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders 1st Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders 6 Maxims Detachment, Royal Engineers 2nd Brigade; commanded by Brigadier General Lyttelton 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade 4 Maxims Detachment, Royal Engineers. The defeat of the Khalifah’s forces at Omdurman marked the effective end of the Mahdist state, though not the end of campaigning. Over 11,000 Mahdist fighters died at Omdurman, and another 16,000 were seriously wounded. On the British, Egyptian and Sudanese side there were fewer than fifty dead and several hundred wounded. The Khalifa retreated into the city of Omdurman but could not rally his followers to defend it. Instead they scattered across the plains to the west and escaped. Kitchener entered the city, which formally surrendered without further fighting, and the Khalifa escaped before he could be captured. British gunboats bombarded Omdurman before and during the battle, damaging part of the city walls and the tomb of the Mahdi, although destruction was not very widespread. There is some controversy about the conduct of Kitchener and his troops during and immediately following the battle. In February 1899, Kitchener responded to criticisms by categorically denying that he had ordered or permitted the Mahdist wounded in the battlefield to be massacred by his troops; that Omdurman had been looted; and that civilian fugitives in the city had been deliberately fired on. The Mahdi’s tomb, the largest building in Omdurman, had already been looted when Kitchener gave the order for it to be blown up. Kitchener ordered that the Mahdi’s remains be dumped in the Nile. He considered and discussed keeping his skull, either as some kind of trophy or as a medical exhibit at the Royal College of Surgeons. Eventually however the head was buried, although anecdotes about its having been turned into an inkpot or a drinking vessel continue to circulate even today. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Omdurman Victorian Queen Sudan Khedive Atbara Khartoum & WW1 medals Lincoln Regt” is in sale since Saturday, December 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “theonlineauctionsale” and is located in Leamington Spa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: Sudan 1898 – World War I (1914-1918)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1816-1913