Medal, Egypt

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An Egypt Medal. The silver medal features a left facing veiled profile of Queen Victoria on the obverse. " VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX " is embossed around the edge. The reverse features the Sphinx. "EGYPT 1882" is embossed above and below it. "2248 GUNNR. J. CRONE N/A R.R.A." The medal is attached to the blue and white striped ribbon by a straight, plain suspension bar. The ribbon is mounted on cardboard. A " TEL EL KABIR " clasp is fitted to the ribbon.
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This medal was awarded to James Crone, who was born in Ireland in 1842 and died in New Plymouth in 1927. The Egypt Medal was awarded to servicemen of the Royal British Navy and Army after the opening of the Suez Canal, when British involvement in Egypt deepened. Opposition to European control of Egypt reached a head when anti-European sentiment resulted in a public uprising, and the Army and Navy were involved in subduing this revolt, supporting the Khedivate leadership in Egypt and the reconquest of the Sudan.
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My great grandfather James Crone b 1842 Lisburn, Ireland d 1927 New Plymouth

- John Crone posted 10 years ago.

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