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Mcswain Surname Ancestry Results

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National ArchivesSoldiers of the 1st battalion, The Black Watch, fighting in Egypt (1882)
The war medal roll for the Egyptian campaign of 1882 is annotated to show those men actually present at Tel-el-Kebir, and thereby also entitled to the Tel-el-Kebir clasp. In addition, there follows an almost duplicate roll of men entitled to the Bronze Star granted by the Khedive of Egypt in recognition of the campaign. The 1st battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) embarked for Egypt in 1882 and served there and in the Soudan through to 1886, taking part in the battles of Tel-el-Kebir and Kirbekan, before being transferred to Malta. These medals refer only to the 1882 phase of the campaign, being distributed in Cairo at the start of 1883.

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Soldiers of the 1st battalion, The Black Watch, fighting in Egypt
National ArchivesOutstanding soldiers of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) (1881-1901)
Each year the best soldiers of the regiment were chosen for long service and good conduct medals. This register gives rank, name, regimental number, and date of recommendation. (The sample scan is from the East Surrey regiment). The register is essentially a register of recommendations, annotated with details of the issue of the medals. Where no gratuity accompanied the medal, the entry is marked 'W. G.' (without gratuity); where, for one reason or another, the medal was not issued, the entry is marked 'N. S.' (not sanctioned) and struck through. The regiment was based on the 42nd Regimental District - Perth. The 1st battalion embarked for Egypt in 1882, and fought in Egypt and the Soudan, including the battles of Tel-el-Kebir and Kirbekan, adding "Egypt, 1882, 1884", "Tel-el-Kebir", "Nile, 1884-1885" and "Kirbekan" to the regimental honours. In 1886 the 1st battalion was transferred to Malta; 1889 to Gibraltar; and January 1893 back to Egypt. The headquarters and half the battalion were sent to Mauritius, the other half to Cape Town, in 1893; then the whole battalion was transferred to India in 1896. The 2nd battalion returned from Hong Kong in 1881, and in 1885 was based at Aldershot; in 1895 it was at Edinburgh. In the South African war the regiment added "South Africa, 1899-1902" and "Paardeberg" to its honours.

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Outstanding soldiers of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
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