Egyptian Campaign Memorial - Brighton

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Egyptian Campaign Memorial - Brighton

Postby BAKER » 07 May 2015 23:43

The Egyptian Campaign Memorial of the Royal Sussex Regiment is located at the far northern tip of the northern enclosure of the Old Steine Gardens. The granite obelisk is set on a circular brick base and has three sections. The top section is of polished granite, and the middle section of the obelisk has granite plaques on each side. The plaques on the south, east, and west sides of the monument list the names of the deceased.

The plaque on the north side of the obelisk has an inscription which dedicates the monument. It reads: "Erected By The Officers, N.C. Officers And Men 1st Bn "Royal Sussex" Regt. To The Memory Of Their Comrades Who Were Killed In Action Or Who Died Of Wounds Or Of Disease Contracted During The Egyptian Campaign 1882 And Nile River Expedition 1884–85." On the north face of the lower section, the base of the obelisk, the word "Egypt" is in raised letters.

On the south face of the base, the word "Abu-klea" is in raised letters. The Egyptian Campaign Memorial commemorates not only those involved in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882, but also the Nile Expedition of 1884 to 1885. In early 1884, British Major General Charles George Gordon (1833–1885) was sent by the British government to Khartoum, Sudan to evacuate the British and Egyptian forces, civilian employees, and families that were being threatened by Muslim Sudanese rebels.

I took these images last year :)
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Re: Egyptian Campaign Memorial - Brighton

Postby Mark A. Reid » 08 May 2015 03:27

Hi Baker:

Thanks so much for posting the images of this most attractive monument. Brighton is rather a long way from where I live and the bus trip would take quite a while! It's great to see the memorial in such good condition too.

Please keep these " photo essays " coming.

Cheers,

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Re: Egyptian Campaign Memorial - Brighton

Postby BAKER » 09 May 2015 19:42

Many Thanks Mark, it happens to be a long way from me as well but fortunately I was there last year and took the opportunity to capture it.

I will post some more images of the other memorials that I have visited as I appreciate many people are unable to see them first hand - hence the need for a great forum like this one..................... :D

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