Egypt Medal 1882-1889 : Private W Divall, New South Wales Contingent to the Sudan
ID numberRELAWM16021.001
Collection typeHeraldry
TitleEgypt Medal 1882-1889 : Private W Divall, New South Wales Contingent to the Sudan
Object typeMedal
Date madec 1886
Physical descriptionSilver
DescriptionEgypt 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.
SummaryAwarded 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.