Orders, Decorations and Medals (28 July 1993)

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Date of Auction: 28th July 1993

Sold for £440

Estimate: £250 - £300

Pair: Captain C.W. Hawkins, Royal Marine Light Infantry

EGYPT 1882-89, 2 clasps, Suakin 1885, Tofrek (Captn. R.M.L.I.); KHEDIVE'S STAR1884-6, good very fine and scarce (2)

Footnote

Captain Clement William Hawkins served with the Royal Marine Battalion defending Suakin and was engaged in the operations in the Eastern Soudan, 1884-85. He was present at the actions at Hasheen, 20th March, 1885; attack on Sir J. McNiel's zareba, Tofrek, 22nd March; the attack of the square of Guards and Marines, 24th March, and at the taking and burning of Tamaai, 3rd April, 1885. Captain Hawkins retired on 2nd April, 1886.