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5-clasp Egypt 1882 to Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)


5-bar Egypt 1882 with El Teb and Kirbekan to Black Watch.

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Egypt 1882 with clasps Tel-el-Kebir, Suakin 1884, El Teb, The Nile 1884-85, Kirbekan.

to – 2470 Pte. D. Byres, 1/ Ryl. Hrs.

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.

Note – medal very contact marked from Star, with some damage to naming and with very heavy pitting – Fine only.