Egypt Campaign Medal And Khedive’s Star, To The Lanarkshire Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers, Also His Gold Pocket Watch.
Egypt medal Named to 29294 Sgt .J. Cornish 1/5 battery royal artillery with suakin 1885 clasp. Khedive’s Star and his 1899 Model 14k Gold Closed Face Pocket Watch with inscription. “Presented To RSM James Cornish R.F.A. As a Token of Esteem by the Officer’s NCO’s and Men of the VI Battery 1st L.R.G.A.V. 1904”. Egypt Campaign Medal And Khedive’s Star.
Egypt Campaign Medal 1882-1889: also called the Egyptian Medal, was awarded for the military actions involving the British Army during the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War. The war, due to the British involvement in Egypt, deepened after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Foreign armies mutinied and triggered an anti-European uprising in 1882. There were two versions of the medal, the first were the ones issued during 1882 which had “1882” engraved below the sphinx. The second version was the same but without the “1882” engraving. All recipients of the Egypt Campaign Medal were also eligible for one of the four Khedive’s star. Egypt campaign medal and Khedive’s star.
Khedive’s Star: was a campaign medal of the Khedivate of Egypt’s military, created to reward those who had participated in the military campaigns in Egypt between 1882 and 1889. It was also awarded for the military actions involving the British Army during the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War, where recipients of the British Egypt Campaign Medal were also eligible for the Khedive’s star. It is also known as the Khedive’s Bronze Star, due to the fact that it was cast in bronze.
1882-1889 Anglo-Egyptian War: occurred in 1882 between Egyptian and Sudanese forces under Ahmed ‘Urabi and the United Kingdom. It ended a nationalist uprising against the Khedive Tewfik Pasha and vastly expanded British influence over the country, at the expense of the French.Egypt campaign medal and Khedive’s star.
Medal: Condition GF. some edge knock’s and rubbing to the Eygpt campaign medal and edge knock to the to the tip of one point to the Khedive’s Star.
Watch: Good Condition. the watch is in good working order and is keeping very good time. There are a couple of very light knocks to one side of the case and an extremely light and short airline crack of the enamel face.