Battle of Kirbekan

Kirbekan
The Battle of Kirbekan was a battle in the Mahdist War.wikipedia
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South Staffordshire Regiment

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A brass plaque on the North wall of Lichfield Cathedral commemorates the death of Lieutenant colonel Philip Eyre of the First South Staffordshire Regiment in the battle.
The battalion was subsequently involved in the defeat of Arab forces at Kirbekan.

William Earle (British Army officer)

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It was fought February 10, 1885, when the British Nile Column, about 1,000 strong, under General Earle, stormed the heights of Kirbekan, which were held by a strong Mahdist force, and totally routed them, with heavy loss.
He was killed following the Battle of Kirbekan.

Lichfield Cathedral

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A brass plaque on the North wall of Lichfield Cathedral commemorates the death of Lieutenant colonel Philip Eyre of the First South Staffordshire Regiment in the battle.

Lieutenant colonel

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A brass plaque on the North wall of Lichfield Cathedral commemorates the death of Lieutenant colonel Philip Eyre of the First South Staffordshire Regiment in the battle.

Mahdist War

Sudan CampaignMahdistDongola Expedition
The Battle of Kirbekan was a battle in the Mahdist War.

Black Watch

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It was in combat again at the First and Second Battles of El Teb in February 1884, the Battle of Abu Klea in January 1885 and the Battle of Kirbekan in February 1885 during the Mahdist War.

Staffordshire Regiment

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Henry Heath (British Army officer)

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He served in the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War and the 1884-85 Nile Expedition, where he was mentioned in despatches for his role at the Battle of Kirbekan.

John MacRae-Gilstrap

The expedition was unsuccessful in its aim of relieving the Siege of Khartoum, and was attacked at Kirbekan in February 1885.

John Townshend St Aubyn, 2nd Baron St Levan

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Taking part in the Nile Expedition 1884–1886, he was ADC to Major-General Earle in 1883–1885 and after his death to General Henry Brackenbury in 1885, and was present at the Battle of Kirbekan (February 1885), for which he was again mentioned in despatches and received claps to the medal.

Andrew Wauchope

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He was promoted to major in March, and given a brevet lieutenant-colonelcy in May, before serving on the Nile Expedition, where he was again severely wounded at the Battle of Kirbekan in February 1885.

Nile Expedition

Gordon Relief ExpeditionBritish Expeditionary armyNile 1884–85
Emboldened by their victory at the Battle of Khartoum, the Mahdists attacked the British column ascending the river at Kirbekan, but were repulsed.

William Codrington (British Army officer)

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His son, Alfred, also joined the Army, commanding a Home Service army during the First World War; his daughter Mary married William Earle, an Army officer killed commanding the forces the Battle of Kirbekan.