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A Birchall In Victorian Egypt

Posted in 1850-1900 Medals, Family Groups & Singles with tags , , , , on April 15, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomA nice tidy Anglo-Egyptian War group belonging to one of the Birchall/Burchell/Birchell’s out there. This one is impressed to H.T.BURCHELL PTE. R.M.L.I. Harry Thomas Burchell (No 2473) enlisted in the Chatham Division of the Royal Marines on June 11th 1883. He served until discharged on 6th November, 1894. The Egypt medal has bars for Suakin (1st March to 14th May, 1885) and Tofrek (22nd March 1885). I have another Birchall from the same campaign here.

Queen Victoria Boer War Tin

Posted in Odds & Ends with tags , , on August 1, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomIn December 1899 these tins were sent to every serving soldier in South Africa as a New Years present from Queen Victoria. They contained chocolate originally and, although rare, you can still find them intact and complete. This one came to me with the pay book and medals of a soldier who served in the Boer War.

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