Sword of E.C. Midwinter R.E. Soudan Railway.

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Re: Sword of E.C. Midwinter R.E. Soudan Railway.

Postby Will Mathieson » 08 Mar 2014 03:02

Wonderful photos and the 1911 one wearing his medals. Great display of his medals.
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Re: Sword of E.C. Midwinter R.E. Soudan Railway.

Postby Silvpug » 07 Feb 2015 11:49

I am delighted to report that through the kindness of Chris Dixon I have recently managed to acquire
Sir Edward's KBE bestowal document from 1927 and a letter dated 11th August 1903 from War Office
Egyptian Army addressed to him as El Kaimakam E.C. Midwinter Bey, DSO Assistant Director of
Railways, confirming his appointment as Captain Royal Engineers!
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Re: Sword of E.C. Midwinter R.E. Soudan Railway.

Postby Will Mathieson » 07 Feb 2015 15:03

Simon I've virtually forgotten this post, good to see it again. Will you be posting any photos of your new find?
I am curious what El Kaimakam represents?
I see my photos disappeared, I'll soon replace them. They must have been moved or?
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Re: Sword of E.C. Midwinter R.E. Soudan Railway.

Postby Mark A. Reid » 07 Feb 2015 16:43

Well done, Simon! Sounds like a real " find. "

Kaimakam is an Ottoman term meaning " standing in the place of the position " and was a military rank equating to a lieutenant-colonel in the Egyptian Army of the period. The honourific title of Bey was bestowed on this rank and the officer was usually simply referred to within the battalion/unit as " The Bey. " The insignia of the rank was a Khedivial crown and two five-pointed stars worn on the epaulettes or, in Service Dress, on the shoulder straps.

What an interesting thread, many thanks for sharing.

Cheers,

Mark
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Re: Sword of E.C. Midwinter R.E. Soudan Railway.

Postby Will Mathieson » 07 Feb 2015 19:01

E.C. Midwinters pages from his personal scrap book. Last photo, not sure what "HORP TOMORRER!!!!!" represents
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Re: Sword of E.C. Midwinter R.E. Soudan Railway.

Postby Silvpug » 07 Feb 2015 19:31

I will post photos of my new docs asap,
Great to see more on this thread!
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