The Allan and Janet Woodliffe Collection of Medals relating to the Reconquest and Pacification of The Sudan 1896-1956
Date of Auction: 18th May 2011
Sold for £7,000
Estimate: £5,000 - £6,000
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) Companion’s breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Distinguished Service Order, V.R., gold and enamels; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, The Nile 1884-85 (Major G. L. C. Money, 1/Cam’n. Highrs.); Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Lt. Col. G. L. C. Money, D.S.O., A.D.C. 1/Cam. Highrs.) naming re-engraved in upright capitals, apparently by the recipient; Jubilee 1897, silver; Coronation 1902, silver; Khedive’s Star 1884; Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 2 clasps, Khartoum, The Atbara (Col. G. L. C. Money, 1st Cameron Highdrs.); Order of Osmanieh, 4th Class breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels, this with enamel damage, otherwise good very fine (9) £5000-6000
FootnotePurchased from the family many years ago by Baldwin’s who were told that Money himself had the naming altered on the Queen’s Sudan Medal to reflect the honour that he was the first Cameron A.D.C. to the Queen.
D.S.O. London Gazette 26 November 1886: For the action at Ginnis, the first awards of the D.S.O.
C.B. London Gazette 15 November 1898: For the Khartoum campaign.
M.I.D. London Gazette 9 February 1886 (Ginnis); 24 May 1898 (Atbara); 30 September 1898 (Omdurman); 8 December 1898 (Pursuit of the Khalifa).
Gordon Lorn Campbell Money was born on 14 September 1848, 3rd son of William J. H. Money, Bengal Civil Service, and Elizabeth, daughter of William Moffat, of Eden Hall, Roxburghshire. He was educated at a private school, and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and joined the 79th Highlanders on 8 February 1868. He was promoted Lieutenant in 1871, Captain in 1880, and Major in 1884, the year in which he joined the Regiment for service in the Gordon Relief Expedition. He was already noted for being 'one the smartest officers in the Battalion.'
On 11 May 1885, Money was appointed Assistant Military Secretary to Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Stephenson, commanding in Lower Egypt, and in that capacity took part in the operations in the Sudan in 1883 and 1886, and held the appointment until 1887. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order for action at Giniss, and awarded the fourth class of the Order of the Osmanieh by His Highness the Khedive.
On 21 May 1894, Money took over command of the regiment from Lieutenant Colonel A. Y. Leslie, who, owing to ill-health, had not been with the battalion since August 1893, and Money had been acting in temporary command during his absence.
In 1895 Money became the first member of the Cameron’s to be appointed an A.D.C. to Queen Victoria and in 1897 he sailed, as Commanding Officer, with the 1st Battalion to Egypt. He arrived at Alexandria with the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders on 4 October 1897; went up the Nile on 14 January 1898, and on 8 April 1898, "the troops were formed for the assault, the Cameron Highlanders, under Colonel G. L. C. Money, D.S.O., A.D.C., being deployed into line in front of the British Brigade". At the close of the action, Kitchener rode up to the Cameron’s to address them: “Colonel Money, what your Battalion has done is one of the finest feats performed for many years. You ought to be proud of such a regiment.” For its conduct during the battle the regiment received Royal permission for "Atbara" to be inscribed upon its colours and appointments. The Queen, in her congratulatory telegram to Sir H. Kitchener, said: "Am proud of the gallantry of my soldiers; so glad my Cameron Highlanders should have been amongst them".
Money commanded the Cameron Highlanders in the battle of Omdurman, when his horse was shot under him, and was present at the Memorial Service for General Gordon at Khartoum. At the re-occupation of Khartoum, he was sent home with Kitchener's despatches, his services being recognized by the award of a Companionship of the Bath.
In October 1898, Colonel Money was presented with an address of welcome in the Town Hall of Inverness. He commanded the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders until 21 May 1899, when he left the regiment. He became an A.D.C. to King Edward VII in 1901, and received promotion to temporary Brigadier-General while commander of the troops in Ceylon. He was promoted to full Colonel on 6 June 1903.
Money accompanied the coffin of Queen Victoria in her funeral procession in 1901, and marched in the King’s coronation procession in 1902. He retired on 14 September 1905, and later became a D.L. and a J.P. for Berwickshire. His favourite recreations were shooting and fishing. Brigadier-General Money died on 16 November 1929.
With a folder containing copied research.