EGYPT AND SUDAN 1882-9, CLASP, TEL-EL-KEBIR ‘16. PTE. M. RUSSELL. 1/R. HRS.
Private Matthew Russell was severely wounded at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir on 13 September 1882, and died of his wounds on 5 October 1882.
At Tel-El-Kebir. the Highland Brigade, 3000 strong, were ordered the attack the Egyptian trenches at the centre of the battlefield. This was by far the strongest position held by the enemy and consequently the Highland Brigade suffered 231 of the 459 killed and wounded suffered by the British army. The Black watch themselves would suffer 56 officers and men killed and wounded, their part in attacking the trenches would be immortalised in Alphonse de Neuville’s famous painting.
Condition EF, a scarce and desirable Tel-El-Kebir casualty. With copy casualty roll.