2nd Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regt) Egypt 1882

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2nd Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regt) Egypt 1882

Postby marigold1 » 23 Nov 2016 21:21

Greetings to all,

Does anyone by any chance know anything about the role of the 2nd Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment) in Egypt from 7th August 1882 to 13th October 1882? They were sent there from Gibraltar, but I have not been able to establish exactly what they did there.

Any thoughts gratefully received.

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Re: 2nd Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regt) Egypt 1882

Postby Derbys » 24 Nov 2016 13:17

Hello Marigold
My Greatgrandfather served with the 2nd Derbys from Feb 1881 until Feb 1890 followed by 3 years in the reserves - and served in Egypt. The regiment was indeed at Gibraltar being 'seasoned' before going onto India - they had a good proportion of young men and the view at the time was that a period at Gibraltar would do them good. So the move to Egypt came as something as a deture as they then went straight onto India in October 1882. They're role was to garrison Alexandria, but they or certainly some of them saw some action - a Pte. French being killed in one local action. I have seem a medal pair engraved to one 2nd Derbys soldier bearing a Tel El Kebir clasp, which although the regiment wasn't there I guess it was possible there were attachments. There is a small book, and rather rare, "The Derbyshire Regiment in Egypt" which I have that describes their time in and around Alexandria - difficult to find and pricey. Also the official history of the Sherwood Forsters, 2 volumes,(up to 1914 I seem to recall - I also have these but not with me just now) also describes the the history of the 95th ( as the second battalion was known before the Army reforms of 1881) but also their move to Gibraltar and subsequently Egypt and then India.
If you have any specific questions I'd be happy to see if I can help - PM me.
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Re: 2nd Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regt) Egypt 1882

Postby Derbys » 24 Nov 2016 13:39

Hi Marigold
Just thought - I won't be back to my library until the week before Xmas, but I'd be happy to try to scan 'Derbyshire Regiment in Egypt" and let you have it. Also I can let you have a copy of the Egyptian Campaign medal roll which details Derbyshire recipients.
Is there a particular individual you're researching ?
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Re: 2nd Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regt) Egypt 1882

Postby marigold1 » 24 Nov 2016 15:37

Dear Chris,

Have just sent you 2 PMs.

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Re: 2nd Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regt) Egypt 1882

Postby Derbys » 24 Nov 2016 17:25

Hi Marigold, PM and email response sent. Regards, Chris
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