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Auction: 24001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 258

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 3 clasps, Suakin 1884, El-Teb, The Nile 1884-85 (15100 Driv: T. Greenhalgh. 26th Co. R.E.), light pitting, light edge bruising, very fine

Thomas Greenhalgh was born at Manchester in 1854 and served prior to his attestation with the 7th Lancashire Militia. Attesting as a Driver for the Royal Artillery on 28 May 1878 at Bury he served with them for three years until deserting on 13 August 1881. Imprisoned for this, along with other minor offences, he eventually rejoined his unit in Cairo in August 1882.

Present for the Battle of El-Teb on 13 March 1884 Greenhalgh was likely in the centre of the British square which drove of the Dervishes and captured the village of El-Teb. After the action he was posted back to Egypt, being present at Assuan in July 1885 before being transferred to Cairo the next month. Here Greenhalgh was again in trouble, this time for striking a superior officer, he returned to Britain in September 1885 to see out his sentence.

Transferring to the Army Reserve on 21 August 1886 he was discharged at Chatham and listed his intended place of residence as 13 Cottage Street, Salford, Manchester; sold together with census data, medal rolls and service papers.

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