EGYPT 1882-9, DATED REVERSE, CLASP TEL-EL-KEBIR ‘E.A.JARVIS, SERGT., RM.’
Sergeant E.A. Jarvis, served with 14 Company, Royal Marines in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882 and was killed in action at the Battle of Tel-El-Kebir, on 13 September 1882. The Royal Marines played a significant role in the 1882 Egyptian campaign, none less so than at the battle of Tel-El-Kebir, where during the assault on the enemy positions;
"the Royal Marines advanced without firing a shot up to within 100 yards of the parapet. The Marines seized and held the parapet, but the enemy stubbornly kept their ground in a formed body, 50 feet distant" Major-General Graham reported, "The steadiness of the advance of the 2nd.Brigade, (2nd.Bn. Royal Irish Regiment, Royal Marine Light Infantry; 2nd.Bn. York & Lancashire Regiment and 1st.Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers), under what appeared to be an utterly overwhelming fire of musketry and artillery will remain a proud remembrance."
The Royal Marines casualties were 2 Officers and 3 men killed, 1 Officer and 52 wounded and a further 21 posted missing. A higher number of casualties than even and of regiments of the Highland Brigade that suffered so severely.
Condition GVF Sold with copy roll and casualty confirmation. Medal was sent to the recipient's father; John Jarvis on 19 June 1883.