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1882 dated Egypt, 5 clasps to 1st Royal Highlanders.


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1882 dated Egypt, 5 clasps to 1st Royal Highlanders.

Egypt, 1882 dated reverse, clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1884, El-Teb, The Nile 1884-85, Kirbekan, *170 Pte D. Byres. 1/R* H***.

Correct on rolls and with notes on recipient from service papers in National archives – Byres (or Byers) enlisted into 42nd Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) in June 1880 and served with 1st Battn. in Egypt in 1882. Was in Netley Hospital by Nov. 1882 – possibly as a result of sickness contracted in Egypt.

To 2nd Battn. in April 1883, he served with them in the Sudan campaign in 1884, on the Nile in 1884-85 and was present at the actions of El Teb and Kirbekan.

He transferred from Malta to UK in Sept. 1886 for discharge to reserve.

A scarce 5-bar medal to a very good regiment.

Condition РFine, Heavy surface pitting which has also  removed part of the regimental number and regiment. However still identifiable.