​ An interesting Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-1889, undated reverse, 2 Clasps: Suakin 1885, Tofrek, awarded to Private P.W. Little, 5th Royal Irish Lancers, who saw service out in Egypt and the Sudan during the Suakin 1885 operations which lasted from 1st March to 14th May 1885, including being present in the action at Tofrek on 22nd March 1885, and then ended his service ‘with ignominy’ having been tried and convicted of both desertion and fraudulent enlistment during 1891, his previous service being forfeited.

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Product ID: CMA/21585
Condition: very slight contact pitting from the Khedive’s Star, overall Good Very Fine.
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An interesting Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-1889, undated reverse, 2 Clasps: Suakin 1885, Tofrek, awarded to Private P.W. Little, 5th Royal Irish Lancers, who saw service out in Egypt and the Sudan during the Suakin 1885 operations which lasted from 1st March to 14th May 1885, including being present in the action at Tofrek on 22nd March 1885, and then ended his service ‘with ignominy’ having been tried and convicted of both desertion and fraudulent enlistment during 1891, his previous service being forfeited.
Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-1889, undated reverse, 2 Clasps: Suakin 1885, Tofrek; (2511. PTE: P.W. LITTLE. 5TH: LANCERS.)

Condition: very slight contact pitting from the Khedive’s Star, overall Good Very Fine.

Frederick William Little was born in Brighton, Sussex, and having worked as a machinist, then joined the British Army when aged 20 at Bow Street Police Court on 18th June 1883, and joining as a Private (No.2511) the 5th Royal Irish Lancers.
Little saw service out in Egypt and the Sudan during the Suakin 1885 operations which lasted from 1st March to 14th May 1885, including being present in the action at Tofrek on 22nd March 1885.
Little’s serving records are then somewhat empty till he is noted as having deserted on 30th December 1890 ( the records actually state 30th December 1883 – this is however incorrect), and he then re-joined and was placed in confinement on 11th April 1891, before being tried and convicted of desertion on 18th April 1891, and all previous service was forfeited. Imprisoned for 56 days, he was released and returned to duty on 13th June 1891, but was then once again placed in confinement awaiting trial on 5th July 1891, and then tried and convicted of fraudulent enlistment on 23rd July 1891, being then imprisoned for 84 days. This sentence was then commuted after 17 days, and Little was instead discharged ‘with ignominy’ on 8th August 1891. Medal and clasp entitlement confirmed. 


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