Medals for the Egypt and Sudan Campaigns from the collection of Colin Narbeth

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Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £430

Estimate: £300 - £340

Three: Paymaster-in-Chief W. A. Green, Royal Navy

Coronation 1902, silver; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, no clasp (Asst. Paymr., R.N., H.M.S. Albacore); Khedive’s Star 1884-6, unnamed, mounted ‘cavalry’ style as worn, minor edge bruising, generally good very fine (3) £300-340


Ex D.N.W. 21 September 2001, lot 870.

Warwick Arthur Green served aboard H.M.S. Wild Swan in the East Indies 1877-81, and was present at the combined English and Portuguese expeditions against the Makuas in Conducia Bay in 1880 (Mentioned in despatches). He was subsequently Assistant Paymaster in charge of H.M.S. Albacore during the operations in the Eastern Soudan, at Suakin, 1884-85. Green rose to the rank of Paymaster-in-Chief, was a qualified interpreter in Hindustani, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.