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A GOOD HEAVY CAMEL REGIMENT EGYPT AND SUDAN 1882, 2 CLASPS, THE NILE 1884-85, ABU KLEA TO THE 2ND DRAGOON GUARDS

EGYPT AND SUDAN 1882-89, 2 CLASPS, THE NILE 1884-85, ABU KLEA ‘2241 PTE. A. MEAD, 2/DRAGN. GDS.’; KHEDIVE’S STAR 1884-86

2 officers and 43 other ranks of the 2nd Dragoon Guards served in Number 2 Company the Heavy Camel Regiment on the Nile. Of these 2 officers and 38 other ranks fought at Abu Klea, three being killed and one wounded, with a further two dying of wounds received at the battle of Abu Kru

Arthur Mead was born at Paddington, London, and enlisted for the 2nd Dragoon Guards in London on 12 November 1879, a mason by trade, aged 18 years 10 months. He passed the course as an Assistant Instructor of Army Signallers in May 1887, and was discharged on 20 November 1895.

Condition NVF, a little pitting from star and contact wear but not too bad and a good ‘heavies’ Abu Klea pair. Ex DNW.

Code J2173        Price £1285