Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (3 December 2020)

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £3,000

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,600

Pair: Private T. Long, 21st Lancers, a member of ‘D’ Squadron who charged at Omdurman, 2 September 1898

Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (3941 Pte. T. Long 21/Lcrs.); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum (3941 Pte. T. Long 21st Lcrs) heavy contact marks, good fine and better (2) £2,000-£2,600

Footnote

T. Long served with the 21st Lancers in the Sudan, and is confirmed as having taken part in the famous charge at Omdurman on 2 September 1898 as part of ‘D’ Squadron under Captain Eadon. The Squadron, in the centre of the charge, entered the khor at its widest point and where the Dervishes were most densely packed, as a result of which it suffered the highest number of fatalities.

According to the 21st Lancers regimental journal, The Vedette, No. 110 - Extracts from Orders Jan 1st - June 30th 1899 - the 5th prize for Best Swordsman, £1 10s and Badge, was awarded to 3941 T. Long.