medal code J1961

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A VERY RARE EGYPT AND SUDAN 1882-9 TO A GORDON HIGHLANDER KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF TAMAAI, ONE OF JUST FOUR SUCH CASUALTIES TO THE REGIMENT FOR NOT ONLY THIS BATTLE BUT FOR THE ENTIRE 1884-5 CAMPAIGN

EGYPT AND SUDAN 1882-9, 1882 REVERSE, CLASP TEL EL KEBIR, SUAKIN 1884, EL TEB TAMAAI ‘1555 PTE J PAYNE, 1/GORD: HIGHRS:’

Private Payne was one of 4 men killed of the Gordon Highlanders at the battle of Tamaai, a further 9 men were wounded, one later dying. This battle was the costliest to the British of the Mahdist war.

During this battle, the British suffered more losses than in any other battle of the Mahdist war, 214 soldiers being wounded or killed, ten of which were officers. The Mahdists also suffered heavily, losing 4,000 men.

Condition VF, a little pitting from Star, with copy pay/casualty lists. A very rare casualty medal to the Gordons for the 1884-5 Campaigns.

Code J1961        Price £1345