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Egypt Khedive Star Tokar Clasp

£395.00

Khedives Star, undated, with the rare Tokar bar, dark bronze coloured, rare.

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SKU: J7833 Category:
Origin: United Kingdom
Nearly Extremely Fine

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Khedives Star, undated, with the rare Tokar bar, dark bronze coloured, rare.

 

Battle of Tokar, 19th February 1891.

 

Primarily issued to the Egyptian Army, for Arabic Speakers, the clasp is inscribed in Arabic, reading Tokar and dated 1308 AH in the Hijiri Calender, translating to 1890-91 AD.

 

The clasp was earned by only a few Europeans, the attached Officers and the crews of HMS Dolphin and Sandfly who served with the Naval Brigade.

 

There are some excellent accounts of the fierce fighting.

 

A brief telegram sent in the aftermath by Sir Grenfell, recalls the battle in brief:

 

“We moved from Teb with 4th, 11th, and 12th Battalions and a Squadron of Cavalry at daybreak, and occupied Tokar after severe fighting at noon.

 

The enemy numbered 2000 on the attacking line and 2000 in reserve. They were completely defeated. The attack was led by Osman Naib, who, with all important Emirs, was killed, along with 700 of the enemy.
We have occupied the wells and village of Afafite, Four miles beyond Tokar.
Digna has fled to Tamarin after the battle. The fight was hard. The troops behaved admirably.
The Egyptian Loss is, Killed: Captain Barrow and 12 men. Wounded: Captain Beech, 4 Native Officers and 42 men. Barrow was killed while gallantly performing his duties as a Staff Officer.”