Egypt Medal 1882-1889 : Private W Divall, New South Wales Contingent to the Sudan

Place Africa: Sudan, Suakin
Accession Number RELAWM16021.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Silver
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1886
Conflict Sudan, 1885

Egypt Medal 1882 -1889 with the bar 'SUAKIN 1885'. The recipient's number, rank, name and regiment are engraved on the edge. Obverse: The diademed and veiled head of Queen Victoria with the legend, 'VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX'. Reverse: The Sphinx on a pedestal with the word 'EGYPT' above. The exergue is blank . The medal is fitted with a straight swivel suspender and a single rectangular campaign bar. A piece of 32 mm ribbon with three bright blue and two white stripes of equal width is attached to the suspender.

History / Summary

Awarded to 28 Private William Divall, New South Wales Infantry. A twenty year old labourer from Goulburn NSW, Divall served in E Company, 1 Regiment, NSW Volunteer Infantry (Goulburn) before to serving in C Company of the Sudan Contingent in 1885. He later served in the Boer War as private in the 1st NSW Mounted Infantry and in First World War as a corporal with the 6th Light Horse Regiment.

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