​ A rare ship Egyptian War 1882 pair awarded to Boatswain G. Keefe, Royal Navy, who was granted his Warrant Officer’s Commission in 1879, and served aboard the troop ship H.M.S Tyne during the operations on and off the coast of Egypt during the Egyptian War of 1882. Only 65 men serving aboard Tyne received the medal for the Egyptian War of 1882.

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A rare ship Egyptian War 1882 pair awarded to Boatswain G. Keefe, Royal Navy, who was granted his Warrant Officer’s Commission in 1879, and served aboard the troop ship H.M.S Tyne during the operations on and off the coast of Egypt during the Egyptian War of 1882. Only 65 men serving aboard Tyne received the medal for the Egyptian War of 1882.  
Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-1889, reverse dated 1882, no clasp; (G. KEEFE, BOSN. R.N. H.M.S. TYNE.); Khedive’s Star dated 1882.
Condition: Good Very Fine.
Garrett Keefe was born on 5th November 1848 in Ballymore, Cork, Ireland, and joined the Royal Navy on 2nd November 1866. By 1st January 1873 Keefe was serving as an Able Seaman (No.63000) with Zealous, and was then promoted to Leading Seaman whilst aboard Lord Warden on 1st October 1874. Promoted to Petty Officer 2nd Class on 19th March 1876 whilst with Hercules, he was further promoted to Petty Officer 1st Class whilst aboard her on 9th August 1876, and was serving aboard Turquoise when he was granted the Warrant Officer’s Commission of Boatswain on 24th December 1879.
Keefe joined the troop ship H.M.S Tyne on 10th August 1881, and then saw service aboard her in the Mediterranean, and then on and off the coast of Egypt during the Egyptian War of 1882. Only 65 men from Tyne received the Egypt and Sudan Medal dated 1882, all without clasp.
Keefe saw further service afloat aboard Revenge, Northumberland, Camperdown, and Crocodile before being pensioned ashore on 23rd December 1890.