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EGYPT & SUDAN 1882-9 BLACK WATCH CASUALTIES MEDAL FOR THE BATTLE OF TAMAAI WHERE THE REGIMENT SUFFERED AN EXTREMLEY HIGH NUMBER OF CASUALTIES

EGYPT AND SUDAN 1882-9, CLASP, EL-TEB-TAMAAI ‘1160 PTE. T. SMITH, 1/RL. HIGHRS.’

Private Thomas Smith was wounded at the battle of Tamaai on 13 March 1884. 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. The Black Watch and York and Lancs suffering by far the heaviest casualties; respectively with 89 and 53 killed and 29 wounded (the majority killed).

Condition attempted erasure or abrasive cleaning over naming but clearly legible, little pitting from star, otherwise NVF. Sold with research.

Code J2005        Price £595