A Rare Egyptian Army Officer’s Sudan Campaigns Group of (4) Medals
This rare combination of medals and clasps (particularly so the ‘Mandal’ clasp) indicating that the recipient was a member of the Egyptian Army Camel Corps, serving under Captain Romilly of the Scots Guards, comprising:
Egypt, The Order of the Nile, 4th Class Breast Badge in silver, gilt and enamels, by Lattes, Cairo;
Khedive’s Sudan, 1896-1908, silver, 5 clasps, Sudan 1897, The Atbara, Khartoum, Sudan 1899, Nyima, unnamed as issued;
Khedive’s Sudan, 1910-1922, silver, first type, 2 clasps, S. Kordofan 1910, Mandal, unnamed as issued;
Queen’s Sudan, 1896-97, silver, no clasp, unnamed as issued;
Group swing mounted as worn, with reverse brooch pin and old, possibly contemporary ribbons, toned, good very fine, a scarce combination of awards and clasps.
While the medals are unnamed, the presence of the Order of the Nile, and the location of the Queen’s Sudan medal at the end of the medal grouping, shows that the recipient was a junior officer in the Egyptian Army. A close comparison of the medals and clasps appears, beyond reasonable doubt, to confirm the recipient as a member of the Egyptian Army Camel Corps. The ‘Mandal’ clasp in particular, was only awarded to the Camel Corps. Otherwise, the the combination might have indicated the recipient as being a member of the 10th Sudanese Infantry. An interesting group, worthy of further detailed research.