​ An Egypt 1882 and Suakin 1884 operations pair to Engineer H.A. Evans, Royal Navy, who served aboard the troopship H.M.S. Orontes in Egypt during 1882, and aboard the troopship H.M.S. Jumna in the Suakin operations in the Sudan during 1884, being one of only 34 men from this ship present, he died in service on 17th May 1891.

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Condition: Clasp loose on ribbon, otherwise Extremely Fine
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An Egypt 1882 and Suakin 1884 operations pair to Engineer H.A. Evans, Royal Navy, who served aboard the troopship H.M.S. Orontes in Egypt during 1882, and aboard the troopship H.M.S. Jumna in the Suakin operations in the Sudan during 1884, being one of only 34 men from this ship present, he died in service on 17th May 1891.
Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-1889, reverse dated 1882, 1 Clasp: Suakin 1884; (H.A. EVANS ASST. ENGR: R.N. H.M.S. ORONTES ); Khedive's Star dated 1882.

Condition: Clasp loose on ribbon, otherwise Extremely Fine.

Henry Alfred Evans was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire on 22nd August 1856 and joined the Royal Navy as a Seaman before being put forward for service as an Engineer, and appointed Acting Assistant Engineer, from Asia on 30th September 1879, being then posted to President for study purposes, and having passed his exams was appointed Assistant Engineer on 1st January 1880, and posted to H.M.S. Orontes on 1st July 1880. Orontes was a troopship, and as such he was involved in the transportation of troops to Egypt in 1882 for which he received the Egypt Medal without clasp and the Khedive's Star dated 1882. Posted to H.M.S. Jumna on 24th January 1883, a Euphrates class troopship, he served aboard her during the Suakin operations in the Sudan between 19th February and 26th March 1884, being one of only 34 men from the ship to be present on the operations. Posted to Vigilant on 2nd July 1884, and promoted to Engineer on 1st March 1885, he was then posted to Asia on 3rd August 1886, and then to Excellent on 7th September 1887, followed by Asia from 22nd November 1887, and Anson from 28th May 1889, followed by Swallow from 5th December 1889 and Asia from 17th March 1891, being placed on half pay on 3rd April 1891, he was then posted to Asia on 8th April 1891 and was died on 17th May 1891.