Category: New South Wales Contingent to the Sudan Campaign

Categories: Colonial Military Force, New South Wales | Australia, Military History

Space:The New South Wales Sudan Contingent

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In prompt response to the fall of Khartoum, Sudan, and death (murder) of Major General Charles 'Gordon Pasha' Gordon in January 1885, the British government despatched an expeditionary force in March under Lieutenant General Sir Gerald Graham to the Red Sea coastal city of Suakin. They were joined by smaller military contingents from India, Egypt, Canada, and the Colony of New South Wales (Australia was not yet a federation). Although successful in the two actions it fought, the military force failed to change the military situation and was withdrawn in June; resulting in the Sudan passing completely into the control of the Mahdists. The NSW contingent, comprising a battalion of infantry, an artillery battery, and a medical detachment, was ably led by the commander New South Wales Military Force, Colonel (later Major General] John Soame Richardson.

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A

17 Dec 1850 - 29 May 1937
28 May 1842 Wirral, Cheshire, England - 1905
03 Aug 1842 Kingsthorpe, Yorkshire, England - 11 Oct 1911 photo

B

1853 Namoi River, New South Wales (Australia) - 1916
18 Sep 1844 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 1913
29 Dec 1850 Alderbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom - 16 Feb 1921
15 Feb 1867 New South Wales, Australia
abt 1857 - abt 1925

C

08 Nov 1837 Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia - 02 Aug 1907
1863 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 03 Jun 1885
1864 Sofala, Co. Roxburgh, Colony of New South Wales - 1946 photo
15 Apr 1855 Sofala, Co. Roxburgh, Colony of New South Wales - 1942 photo
1844 Bicester, Oxfordshire, England - 1907
1865 - 10 Jun 1885
abt 1853 Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

D

abt 1859 Tipperary, Munster, Ireland

G

31 Oct 1844 Brighton, Sussex, England - 1891 photo
abt Oct 1844 Seaford, Sussex, England - 30 May 1918 photo

G cont.

1855 New South Wales, Australia - 27 Jun 1885
abt 1865 England - 1949 photo

J

21 Sep 1865 Narrawalle Farm, Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia - 18 May 1885
1840 Westminster, London, England - 31 Jan 1888

K

abt 1860 - 1900
10 Jul 1860 Exeter, Devon, England - 11 Apr 1923

L

28 Mar 1860 Southend, Argyll, Scotland - 09 Feb 1900 photo
bef 1865 - 12 May 1885
abt Dec 1843 - 1932
11 Sep 1860 Coolamatong, New South Wales, Australia - 30 Nov 1921

M

26 Sep 1849 - 24 Oct 1910
abt Feb 1859 Nundle, New South Wales, Australia - 04 Sep 1900
1842 Colony of New South Wales

N

25 Jun 1851
bef 1850

O

07 Jan 1862 Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia - 05 Apr 1927 photo

P

12 Feb 1842 Bedford, Bedfordshire, England - 22 Feb 1917 photo

P cont.

1844 Bathurst, Colony of New South Wales - 1925
1859 Paddington, New South Wales, Australia - 23 Jun 1885
bef 1859 England - 22 Nov 1897

R

16 Mar 1836 Heydon, Norfolk, England - 09 Jun 1896 photo
12 Oct 1858 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia - 31 May 1885
21 Jun 1857 Hertford, Hertfordshire, England - 24 May 1930 photo

S

1859 Singleton, New South Wales, Australia - 26 Sep 1912
01 May 1844 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England - 22 Aug 1920
14 May 1851 Aston, Warwickshire, England - 1924

T

bef 1838

W

abt 1858 County Londonderry, Ireland
18 Sep 1862 - 1958
bef 1865 - 01 May 1885
1848 - 1900
30 Jul 1856 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 10 May 1919 photo
bef 1860 - 09 Jun 1885
28 Apr 1856 London, Middlesex, England - 20 May 1915




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