Liverpool Journal, Saturday Sept 16th 1882
Casualties in the Egyptian war
The following despatch has been received at the war office:-
From the General Officer commanding in Egypt to the Secretary of State, War Office.
The following is a list of the casualties received up to now.
Killed, Gunner JUDGE, wounded severely – Gunners, DOWMAN, WATSON, Driver GAGGARD. Wounded slightly, Drivers JOYCE, CRESSWELL and WHITE
8th Battery, 1st Brigade Royal Artillery
Wounded slightly, Sgt COOK, Gunners, KELSEY, BEEL and FLATT
Killed, Sgt HOLMES, Wounded severely, Lieut Col R. F. BALFOUR, Corporals, SHEPHERD and CHURCHHOUSE, Privates, BARTLETT, SMITH, WINNETT, KEAVOURS [?KEARNS], WELSH and COLLETT
Wounded slightly, Lieut Col J. B. STIRLING, Wounded severely, Drummer CANNING, Private BARRETT, Corporal SMITH, Wounded slightly, Armourer Sgt SNELLING, Privates COCHRANE, SABIN [?SAVIN] and HATCH
Wounded slightly, Corporals, WEBSTER and GEDDES, Privates, GUN [?GUNN] and PROCTOR
Royal Irish Regiment
Killed, Capt C. N. JONES [Connaught Rangers Attached] and Corporal DERINE, Wounded severely, Lieut’s A. G. CHICHESTER and Drummond WOLFF
Wounded, attached, Colour Sgt SAVAGE, Sgt DORMONGLY [?DARMADY] Privates, RYAN, LOOBY, STANS, MALONE, WOODALL, SHEIN [?SHEEAN], CONNOLLY, SEXTON, MAHER, NEILL, LINES, FLEMING and CANNON
Cornwall Light Infantry
Wounded severely, Col W. S. RICHARDSON, Sgt PEARCE, Corp CLARK, Bandsman ROBINSON, Privates, GILROY, O’SHEA
Killed, Major H. H. STRONG, Capt J. C. WARDELL, Sgt JONES, Privates, CASTLE, BLITHE and ELLIS, Wounded slightly, Lieut E. L. MC CAUSLAND, Sgt MOORE, Privates, ROGERS, THIRKISH, SMITH, PARKER, ARMSTRONG, HOWSE, MEDLEY, BASTER, WILLIAMS, GEE, SKEENY, FLOYD, GODFREY, GRANCER, ROBERTS, BUCKLEY, HEATHERVILLE, WARREN, SALVAGE, RUTTER, WEBSTER, DAY, POWER, BURKE, RICHARDS, WILSON, MURRAY, NICHOLSON, DUNN, BELDHAM, EWIGHT, JORDAN, WILKINS, HUTTON, WRAGG, HARRISON, BURBRIDGE, KILLION, KENNEDY, BURKE, LEE, TEENE, CULLEN, HEAP, HAWES, MC CARTHY, BURROWS, BUGBE and CHALLENGE
Wounded, Sgt BELIV?, Privates, MOORE, DOWLING, HALDEN, COOPER, HAWKINS, DALTON, NUNN, HOWLEY, COLEMAN, GREY, GARRETT, SPEARING, FIDLER, PALMER, HARWOOD, MANSBRIDGE, WILLIS, STOCKHILL [?STOCKILL] and RILEY
York and Lancaster Regt
Wounded, Colour Sgt FLYNN, Privates, SPINKS, T. S. SPINKS, WILSON, KELY [?KELLY], VAUGHAN, BALL, GRANTHAM, NAVY [?NAVEY], FEENEY, SHARPER, [?SHARPE], HOWE.
Royal Irish Fusillers
Killed Sgt KING, Privates, MC CAN [?MC CANN], MC CULL, Wounded, Sgt’s BROWN and WALKETTS [?], DOYLE, CORETS [?], BYRNE, FALAY [?], Privates, M. BRADY, P. BRADY, MURPHY, FLEANY [?], KING, JOHNSTON, CONNOR, MAHONEY, LANGAND [? LAUGHRAN], REYNOLDS, BORNE, [?BURNE], REILLY, FAKEY, FITZGERALD, INGRAM, STUART, KELLY, RYAN, CHAMBERSHAD ]?] and KEELING [?KEATING]
Capt HUTTON, was reported wounded by mistake, his horse was shot under him. I am happy to report that Lieut RAWSON’S condition is slightly more favourable.
At Tel-el-Kebir, 15 wounded officers, 245 wounded men. All wounded removed from field hospital to field hospital at Canal bank, where appliances and comfort were in abundance from this hospital. All wounded towed down canal comfortably to Kassasin in boats, where ice was plentifully laid in. Some wounds very severe, but all doing as well as can be expected. All treated antiseptically. The antiseptics sent will suffice.
The killed and wounded officers
Major Thomas COLVILLE, 2nd Bat, Highland Light Infantry, killed in the attack on Tel-el-Kebir. Born, 3rd Oct 1841, received first appointment in the army as an ensign in the 63rd Foot on 9th Mar 1860, made Lieut in that regt on 19th Jul 1864. In Oct of that same year transferred to the 74th Foot, now called 2nd Bat, Highland Light Infantry, in which he became Capt on 4th Feb 1871, Major on 1st Jul 1881.
Lieut Louis SOMERVELL [not Major SOMERVILLE as in official telegram] same regt, reported killed, born 1st Jun 1858, joined the regt from the militia as 2nd Lieut, 25th May 1878, promoted 1st Lieut 1st Jul 1881
Lieut Harrison WIDWOOD, [not Major UNDERWOOD as previously reported] also of this regt reported killed, born 14th Dec 1857, received his first appointment as Sub Lieut, 11th Sept 1876, being attached to the 46th Foot. Transferred to the Highland Light Infantry, 15th Sept 1877 as 1st Lieut.
1st Bat, Black Watch – Royal Highlanders
Lieut J. G. MC NEILL, aged 23, reported killed, joined the army this year on the 28th Jan from the South Yorkshire Militia. He volunteered from the 2nd Bat Black Watch.
Of those reported wounded are the three senior Captains, R. C. COVENY [H Company], G. M. FOX [B Company] and Cumberland.
Capt COVENY had been with the Black Watch since Sept 1862, and went through the Ashantee war, 1874, being present at the battles of Amoafal, Ordashu, and the capture of Coomassie, for which he has a clasp.
Capt FOX was first appointed in the 6th Foot, next to the 100th Foot and afterwards to the Black Watch on 7th Aug 1875. He was one of the officers who had charge of the detachment of the regt stationed in Glasgow. He was well known in Edinburgh and had before leaving sadly lost his wife, whom he had only recently married.
Capt George Benlink MC LEOD, Cumberland, joined the regt on 22nd Nov 1864 and became Capt in Sept 1875. He also served in the Ashantee war as orderly officer.
Sir John MC LEOD, was present at the battle of Amoaful and the capture of Coomassie at which he was severely wounded, he has for these services medal and clasp. He was born and brought up in the regt, his father having served as Major in the Crimea
Lieut Col, John Burton STIRLING, Cold Stream Guards, reported as wounded, born 12th Oct 1840, joined the 8th Foot ensign 5th Nov 1861, transferred to the Coldstream Guards 31st Dec 1861, with which he holds the rank of Major, with the army rank of Lieut Colonel.
Lieut Col William Stewart RICHARDSON of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry reported as severely wounded, first appointed as ensign in the 44th Foot, Nov 1852, since which he has served in the 51st Foot and 43rd Foot, and joined the 46th Foot, now called the 2nd Bat, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry in Nov 1859. He served through the Indian Mutiny, in which he was present in the siege of Kirwel and the action in the Balabet Jungle, for which he was favourably mentioned in despatches 18th Apr 1859.
Lieut Adam G. BLACKBURN of the Cameron Highlanders, reported as wounded has been with the regiment since his appointment in Aug 1879.
Lieut Henry Huntley Leith MALCOLM also reported as wounded, was first appointed in the Black Watch in Jan 1879, transferred to the Cameron Highlanders in Sept 1880
Lieut General WILLIS was present with General HAVELOCK’S field force in the action on Oondo and Busserut-Gunge on Jul 29th 1857, commanded the 84th Regt in the action in Busserut-Gunge on Aug 15th at Boorheak Chowkee on Aug 12th, at Bithoor on Aug 16th, at Mungarar on Sept 21st, at Alumbagh on Sept 23rd and the relief of Lucknow on the 25th [wounded on the left knee and right thigh]. He commanded th Right Column at the storming of the Kirn Khannah on Nov 16th and was thanked by General HAVELOCK. He was with General OUTRAM’S force in the Alumbagh from Nov 1857 to May 9th 1858. Commanded the 84th up to Jan 24th, was present at the fall of Lucknow. Accompanied General LUGARD’S force, and was present at the relief of Azimghur, proceeded with Brigadier DOUGLAS’S column in pursuit of the rebel chief Koer SING, and was present in actions of Apr 17th to Apr 20th. He was mentioned in despatches and made, C.B. Received the brevet rank of Major and Lieut Col, awarded the medal and 2 clasps and granted a years service for Lucknow.
Major and Lieut Col BALFOUR of the Grenadier Guards became ensign and Lieut on Jan 26th 1865, Lieut and Capt June 16th 1868, Capt and Lieut Colonel 19th Jan 1876, and Major and Lieut Colonel on Aprl 1st 1882
Col W. STIRLING C.B served through the Crimean campaign, including the affairs at Bulgarac and McKenzies Farm, the battles of Alma, Balaclava and Inkerman, the siege and fall of Sebastopol and the repluse of the sortie on Oct 26th 1854. He received the medal with four clasps, and was Knight of the Legion of Honour and Turkish medal. He served as Brigadier Major of the Artillery with the Rajpootana field force at the capture of Ketahon Mar 30th 1858, for which he received the medal and the rank of brevet-major. He also served with the expedition in China in 1860, and was present at Sinko, the action near Tangchow and the surrender of Pekin after which he was awarded the medal and clasp
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