Egypt Medal 1882-1886 : Gunner T Judge, NSW Artillery

Place Africa: Sudan, Suakin
Accession Number REL/07637
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Silver
Maker Pinches, John
Wyon, Leonard Charles
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1886
Conflict Sudan, 1885
Description

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 which has three bright blue and two white stripes of equal width is attached to the suspender.

History / Summary

Awarded to 1089 Gunner Thomas Judge for campaign service at Suakin, Egypt in 1885. Judge was born at Roscommon, Ireland. On enlistment in the NSW Artillery on 4 January 1884 he was described as a labourer, aged 30 years 6 months, 5 feet 7 3/4 inches tall with grey eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion, a scar on the front of his right thigh and his religion was Roman Catholic.