medal code J2573

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A SUPERB AND RARE ‘NIGER 1897’ AND GREAT WAR M.B.E. GROUP AWARDED TO A LEINSTER REGIMENT MAJOR, WHO AFTER SERVING IN THE 1882 EGYPTIAN CAMPAIGN, SERVED ON SPECIAL SERVICE DURING THE NILE EXPEDITION AND AGAIN DURING THE NIGER CAMPAIGN OF 1897 WHERE HE SAW A GOOD DEAL OF ACTION COMMANDING NO.5 COMPANY OF MAJOR ARNOLD’S EXPEDITION AND THE BATTLES OF BIDA AND ILORIN

THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, M.B.E. (MILITARY) MEMBER’S 1ST TYPE BREAST BADGE, HALLMARKED LONDON 1919; EGYPT AND SUDAN 1882-89, DATED REVERSE, 1 CLASP, THE NILE 1884-85 ‘LIEUT: T. A. G. SANGSTER. 1/R.W. KENT R.’, EAST AND WEST AFRICA 1887-1900, 1 CLASP, NIGER 1897 ‘CAPT: T. A. G. SANGSTER. LEINS: R.’, ROYAL NIGER COMPANY MEDAL 1886-97, 1 CLASP, NIGERIA 1886-1897 ‘CAPTAIN T. A. G. SANGSTER. LEINSTER REGIMENT.’, KHEDIVE’S STAR 1882.

M.B.E. London Gazette 3 June 1919: ‘For valuable services rendered in connection with the War. - Major, retired pay, Leinster Regiment (Reserve of Officers).’

The Royal Niger Company medal was awarded in silver to 36 British officers and N.C.O’s., 46 Royal Niger Company officers, and 10 Royal Niger Constabulary.

Entry from the Army List:“Major Sangster served in the Egyptian war of 1882 (Medal, and Khedive's Star); and in the Soudan campaign in 1884-85 (Clasp). Served in the Niger Soudan campaign under Major Arnold in 1897 including the expeditions to Egbon, Bida, and Ilorin (Medal with Clasp). Served in the South African war with the 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment, and took part in the operations in North East Orange River Colony, Feb. and March 1902.”……………………..

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Condition VF, some contact wear and a few minor EK’s or better. Ex John Etkins Collection. Sold with a large and compressive file of copied research. A rare group of medals to an Officer with a superb service in various parts of Africa.

Code J2573        Price £7485