Good day to all across the Big Pond.
I need your knowledge, expertise and patience in helping me to identify the correct medals won by my late Grandfather, Albert Edward Butler. My grandfather was in the Scottish Rifles/Rifle Brigade during the reconquest of the Sudan. He won the below listed medals/decorations while serving in the British Army. I am trying to replace the lost medals with original medals of that period. I have some confusion about the medals. Hoping you can help clarify.
'Nile Expedition 1898'..... Was a medal issued to the troops ? If so what does it look like?
'H.M the Queen's Soudan Medal 1898'.... then it states on his Military History Sheet.." with Clasp for Khartoum".
Here I am really confused. I know that the Queen's Medal did not come with any clasp's, however the Khedive's Medal awarded by the Egyptian Government did. Sooo, was my grandfather awarded both medals?? perhaps at different times... does not say in his record.
Lastly, Occupation of Crete...I have been informed that no medal was issued, however would he have gotten a ribbon or perhaps an annuity???
Also requiring clarification . My grandfather was in South Africa,1900, at the Siege of Ladysmith. He was wounded there fetching water for the troops and was eventually sent to the Isle of Wight to recover from his wounds. There is a mention of his being stationed in South Africa, but no mention of any medals won or of his wounds. In 1902 he was discharged from duty due to " his wounds" as stated in his Military History Sheet. My question is would he have been awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal without it being noted in his military history sheet? Perhaps at a later date after his discharge????
If you good folks can help me figure this out, I and he, would be very grateful. Eventually, after I have all of his decorations confirmed and purchased I plan on putting them in a shadow box for my children and their children to appreciate.
Awaiting your response.