War Office, September 30, 1898.
A DESPATCH and its Enclosure, of which the following are copies, have been received by the Secretary of Stare for War from the
General Officer Commanding the Force in Egypt:—
NILE, EXPEDITION, 1898.
BATTLE OF KHARTUM.
From the General Officer Commanding the Force in Egypt to the Under Secretary of State for War.
Head-Quarters, Cairo, September16th, 1898.
1. I HAVE the honour to forward a Despatch from Major-General Sir H. Kitchener, K.C.B., Sirdar, describing the later phases of the
Sudan Campaign and the final action on 2nd September.
2. The Sirdar, in this Despatch, recounts in brief simple terms the events of the closing phase of one of the most successful
campaigns ever conducted by a British General against a savage foe, resulting in the capture of Omdurman, the destruction of the
Dervish power in the Sudan, and the re-opening of the waterway to the Equatorial Provinces.
3. The concentration of the Army on the Atbara was carried out to the hour, and the arrangements for the transport of the force
to the vicinity of the battlefield were made by the Sirdar and his Staff with consummate ability. All difficulties were foreseen and
provided for, and, from the start of the campaign to its close at Omdurman, operations have been conducted with a precision and
completeness which have been beyond all praise ; while the skill shown in the advance was equalled by the ability with which the
Army was commanded in the field.
The Sirdar's admirable disposition of the force, the accurate fire of the Artillery and Maxims, and the steady fire discipline of the
Infantry, assisted by the gunboats, enabled him to destroy his enemy at long range before the bulk of the British and Egyptian
Force came under any, severe rifle, fire, and to this cause may be attributed the comparatively small list of casualties. Never were
greater results achieved at such a trifling cost.
4. The heavy loss in killed and wounded in the 21st Lancers is to be deeply regretted. But the charge itself, against an
overwhelming, force of sword and spear men over difficult ground, and, under unfavourable conditions, was worthy of the best
traditions of British Cavalry.
5. As regards the force employed, I can say with truth that never, in the course of my service, have I seen a finer body of troops
than the British Contingent of Cavalry, Artillery, Engineers and Infantry, placed at the disposal of the Sirdar, as regards physique,
smartness, and soldierlike bearing. The appearance of the men speaks well for the present Recruiting Department, and was a
source of pride to every Englishman who saw them.
6. While thoroughly endorsing the Sirdar's recommendations, I desire to call attention to the good work done by Major-General
Henderson, C.B.., and Staff at Alexandria, who conducted the disembarkation of the Force, and by my own Staff at Cairo.
On Colonel H. Cooper, Assistant Adjutant-General, and Lieutenant-Colonel L. A. Hope, Deputy-Assistant Adjutant-General, fell the
brunt of the work in the despatch of the British Division to the front.
I also desire to acknowledge the services of Brevet Colonel A. 0. Green, Commanding Royal Engineer; Surgeon-General H. S. Muir,
M.D., Principal Medical Officer; Lieutenant-Colonel F. 0. Leggett, Army Ordnance Department ; Colonel F. Treffry, Army Pay
Department; Veterinary-Captain Blenkinsop, and the junior Officers of the various departments.
Major Williams, my C.R.A., was indefatigable in organizing the mule transport for the 32nd and 37th Field Batteries.
7. I have received the greatest assistance from the Egyptian Railway Administration in the movements of the troops both going
south and returning.
Thanks to the admirable system organized by Iskander Bey Fahmy, the Traffic Manager, all the services were rapidly and punctually
8. I am sending this Despatch home by my Aide-de-Camp, Lieutenant H. Grenfell, 1st Life Guards, who acted as Orderly Officer to
Brigadier-General Honourable N. G. Lyttelton, C.B. Commanding Second British Brigade in the Sudan.
I have, &c.,
FRANCIS GRENFELL, Lieutenant-General, Commanding in Egypt.
From Major-General Sir Herbert Kitchener, Sirdar, to Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Grenfell, G.C.M.G., K.C.B,, Commanding in
Egypt. Omdurman, September 5, 1898,
IT having been decided that an Expeditionary Force of British and Egyptian troops should be sent against the Khalifa's Army in
Omdurman, I have the honour to inform you that the following troops were concentrated at the north end of the Sixth Cataract, in
close proximity to which an advanced supply depot had been previously formed at Nasri Island.
32nd Field Battery, Royal Artillery.
37th Howitzer Battery, Royal Artillery.
2 40-prs., Royal Artillery.
1st Battalion Warwickshire Regiment.
1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.
1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.
1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders.
Detachment, Royal Engineers.
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.
1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.
2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.
2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade.
Detachment, Royal Engineers.
9 Squadrons, Cavalry.
1 Battery, Horse Artillery.
4 Field batteries.
8 Companies Camel Corps.
2nd Egyptian Battalion.
9th, 10th, and 11th Sudanese Battalions.
8th Egyptian Battalion.
12th, 13th, and 14th Sudanese Battalions.
3rd, 4th, 7th, and 15th Egyptian Battalions.
1st, 5th, 17th, and 18th Egyptian Battalions.
On 24th August the troops began moving by successive divisions to Jebel Royan where a depot of supplies and a British
communication hospital of 200 beds were established.
On 28th August the Army marched to Wadi el Abid, and on the following day proceeded to Sayal, from whence I despatched a
letter to the Khalifa warning him to remove his women and children, as I intended to bombard Omdurman unless he surrendered.
.Next day the Army marched to Sururab, and, on 1st September, reached the village of Egeiga, 2 miles south of the Kerreri hills
and within 6 miles of Omdurman. Patrols of the enemy's horsemen were frequently seen during the march falling back before our
Cavalry, and their outposts being driven in beyond Egeiga, our advanced scouts came in full view of Omdurman, from which large
bodies of the enemy were seen streaming out and marching north.
At noon, from the slopes of Jebel Surgham, I saw the entire Dervish army some 3 miles off advancing towards us, the Khalifa's
black flag surrounded by his Mulazemin (bodyguard) being plainly discernible. I estimated their numbers at 35,000 men, though,
from subsequent investigation, this figure was probably under-estimated, the actual strength being between forty and fifty
thousand. From information received I gathered that it was the Khalifa's intention to have met us with this force at Kerreri, but our
rapid advance surprised him.
The troops were at once disposed around the village of Egeiga, which formed an excellant position with a clear field of fire in every
direction, and shelter-trenches and zaribas were prepared.
At 2 P.M. Our vedettes reported that the enemy had halted, and later on it was observed that they were preparing bivouacs and
lighting fires. Information was received that the Khalifa contemplated a night attack on our position, and preparations to repel this
were made, at the same time the Egeiga villagers were sent out to obtain information in the direction of the enemy's camp with the
idea that we intended a night attack, and, this coming to the Khalifa's knowledge, he decided to remain in his position;
consequently we passed an undisturbed night in the zariba.
Meanwhile the gunboats, under Commander Keppel, which had shelled the Dervish advanced camp near Kerreri on 31st August,
proceeded at daylight on 1st September towing the Howitzer Battery to the right bank, whence, in conjunction with the Irregulars
under Major Stuart Wortley, their advance south was continued. After two forts had been destroyed and the villages gallantly
cleared by the Irregulars, the howitzers were landed in a good position on the right bank, from whence an effective fire was opened
on Omdurman, and after a few rounds the conspicuous dome over the Mahdi's tomb was partially demolished, whilst the gunboats,
steaming past the town, also effectually bombarded the forts, which replied with a heavy but ill-directed fire.
At dawn on the following morning (2nd September) our mounted patrols reported the enemy advancing to attack, and by 6.30 A.
M. The Egyptian Cavalry, which had been driven in, took up a position with the Horse Artillery, Camel Corps, and four Maxims on
the Kerreri ridge on our right flank.
At 6.40 A.M. the shouts of the advancing Dervish army became audible, and a few minutes later their flags appeared over the rising
ground, forming a semicircle round our left and front faces. The guns of the 32nd Field Battery opened fire at 6.45 A.M. at a
range of 2,800 yards, and the Dervishes, continuing to advance rapidly, delivered their attack with all their accustomed dash and
intrepidity. In a short time the troops and Maxims on the left and front were hotly engaged, whilst the enemy's riflemen, taking up
positions on the slopes of Jebel Surgham, brought a long-range fire to bear on the zariba, causing some casualties, and their
spearmen, continually reinforced from the rear, made attempt after attempt to reach our lines.
Shortly after 8 A.M. the enemy's main attack was repulsed. At this period a large and compact body of Dervishes was observed
attempting to march round our right, and advancing with great rapidity they soon became engaged with our mounted troops on
the Kerreri ridge. One of the gunboats which had been disposed to protect the river flanks at once proceeded down stream to
afford assistance to the somewhat hardly pressed mounted troops, and coming within close range of the Dervishes inflicted heavy
loss on them, upwards of 450 men being killed in a comparatively circumscribed area. The Artillery and Maxims on the left face of
the zariba also co-operated, and the enemy was forced to retire again under cover of the hills.
All attacks on our position having failed and the enemy having retired out of range, I sent out the 21st Lancers to clear the ground
on our left front, and head off any retreating Dervishes from the direction of Omdurman. After crossing the slopes of Jebel
Surgham they came upon a body of Dervishes concealed in a depression of the ground, these they gallantly charged, but finding,
too late to withdraw, that a much larger body of the enemy lay hidden, the charge was pressed home through them, and after
rallying on the other side, they rode back driving off the Dervishes and remaining in possession of the ground. Considerable loss
was inflicted on the enemy, but I regret to say that here fell Lieutenant R. Grenfell (12th Lancers) and 20 men.
Meanwhile I had ordered the Army to follow in echelon of brigades from the left. At 9.30 A.M. the front brigades having reached the
sand ridge running from the west end of Jebel Surgham towards the river, a halt was ordered to enable the rear brigades to get
into position, and I then received information that the Khalifa was still present in force on the left slopes of Surgham ; a change of
front half right of the three leading brigades was therefore ordered, and it was during this movement that MacDonald's Brigade
became hotly engaged, whilst taking up position on the right of the echelon.
Learning from General Hunter, who was with MacDonald's Brigade, that he might require support, I despatched Wauchope's
Brigade to reinforce him and ordered the remaining brigades to make a further change half right.
No sooner had MacDonald repelled the Dervish onslaught than the force, which had retired behind the Kerreri Hills, emerged again
into the plain and rapidly advanced to attack him, necessitating a further complete change of front of his brigade to the right. This
movement was admirably executed, and now, supported by a portion of Wauchope's Brigade on the right and by Lewis's Brigade
enfilading the attack on the left, he completely crushed this second most determined Dervish charge.
Meantime Maxwell's and Lyttelton's Brigades had been pushed on over the slopes of Jebel Surgham, and driving before them the
Dervish forces under the Khalifa's son, Osman Sheikh ed Din, they established themselves in a position which cut off the retreat on
Omdurman of the bulk of the Dervish army, who were soon seen streaming in a disorganized mass towards the high hills many
miles to the west, closely pursued by the mounted troops, who cleared the right front and flanks of all hesitating and detached
parties of the enemy.
The battle was now practically over and Lyttelton's and Maxwell's Brigades marched down to Khor Shambat, in the direction of
Omdurman, which was reached at 12.30 P.M., and here the troops rested and watered. The remainder of Hunter's Division and
Wauchope's Brigade readied the same place at 3 P.M.
At 2 P.M. I advanced with Maxwell's Brigade and the 32nd Field Battery through the suburbs of Omdurman to the great wall of the
Khalifa's enclosure, and leaving two guns and three battalions to guard the approaches, the 13th Sudanese Battalion and four
guns (32nd Field Battery) were pushed down by the north side of the wall to the river, and, accompanied by three gunboats which
had been previously ordered to be ready for this movement, these troops penetrated the breaches in the wall made by the
howitzers, marched south along the line of forts, and turning in at the main gateway found a straight road leading to the Khalifa's
house and Madhi’s tomb : these were speedily occupied, the Khalifa having quitted the town only a short time before our entry,
after a vain effort to collect his men for further resistance.
The gunboats continued up the river clearing the streets of Dervishes, and having returned to the remainder of the brigade left at
the corner of the wall, these were pushed forward and occupied all the main portions of the town. Guards were at once mounted
over the principal buildings and Khalifa's stores, and after visiting the prison and releasing the European prisoners, the troops
bivouacked at 7 P.M. Around the town, after a long and trying day throughout which all ranks displayed qualities of high courage,
discipline, and endurance.
The gunboats and Egyptian Cavalry and Camel Corps at once started in pursuit south ; but owing to the exhausted condition of
the animals and the flooded state of the country, which prevented them from communicating with the gunboat carrying their
forage and rations, they were reluctantly obliged to abandon the pursuit after following up the flying Khalifa for 30 miles through
marshy ground. The gunboats continued south for 90 miles, but were unable to come in touch with the Khalifa, who left the river
and fled westward towards Kordofan, followed by the armed friendly tribes who took up the pursuit on the return of the mounted
Large stores of ammunition, powder, some 60 guns of various sorts, besides vast quantities of rifles, swords, spears, banners,
drums, and other war materials, were captured on the battlefield and in Omdurman.
The result of this battle is the practical annihilation of the Khalifa's army, the consequent extinction of Mahdism in the Sudan, and
the submission of the whole country formerly ruled under Egyptian authority. This has re-opened vast territories to the benefits of
peace, civilization, and good government.
On 4th September the British and Egyptian flags were hoisted with due ceremony on the walls of the ruined Palace of Khartum,
close to the spot where General Gordon fell, and this event is looked upon by the rejoicing populations as marking the
commencement of a new era of peace and prosperity for their unfortunate country.
It would be impossible for any commander to have been more ably seconded than I was by the General Officers serving under me.
Major-Generals Hunter, Rundle, and Gatacre have displayed the highest qualities as daring and skilful leaders, as well as being
endowed with administrative capabilities of a high order. It is in the hands of such Officers that the Service may rest assured their
best interests will, under all circumstances, be honourably upheld, and while expressing to them my sincere thanks for their cordial
co-operation with me, I have every confidence in most highly recommending the names of these General Officers for the favourable
consideration of Her Majesty's Government.
The manner in which the Brigadiers bandied their respective brigades, the thorough knowledge of their profession, and their
proved skill in the field, mark them out, one and all, as fitted for higher rank, find I have great pleasure in submitting their names
for favourable consideration : Brigadier-Generals N. G. Lyttelton and A. G. Wauchope ; Lieutenant-Colonels J. G. Maxwell, H. A.
MacDonald, D. F. Lewis, and J. Collinson
MacDonald's Brigade was highly tested, bearing the brunt of two severe attacks delivered at short internals from different
directions, and I am sure it must be a source of the greatest satisfaction to Colonel MacDonald, as it is to myself and the whole
Army, that the very great care he has for long devoted to the training of his brigade has proved so effectual, enabling his men to
behave with the greatest steadiness under most trying circumstances, and repelling most successfully two determined Dervish
I should also mention under this category the excellent services performed by Colonel B. H. Martin, Commanding 21st Lancers; by
Lieutenant - Colonel Long, Commanding the combined British and Egyptian Artillery and by Lieutenant-Colonel R. G. Broadwood,
Commanding the Egyptian Cavalry ; as well as by Major R. J. Tudway, Commanding the Camel Corps. I consider that these various
arms could not have been more efficiently commanded than they were throughout the recent operations. The best result was, I
believe, attained, and it is due to the skilful handling of their respective commands that the Dervish defeat was so complete.
The Medical Department was administered with ability and skill by Surgeon-General Taylor, Principal Medical Officer, who was well
assisted by Colonel McNamara, whilst the medical organization of the Egyptian Army fully maintained its previous excellent
reputation, under the direction of Lieutenant-Colonel Gallwey and his Staff. The general medical arrangements were all that could
have been desired, and I believe the minimum of pain and maximum of comfort procurable on active service in this country was
attained by the unremitting energy, untiring zeal and devotion to their duty of the entire Medical Staff.
Owing to the long line of communications by rail, river, and desert, the work of maintaining a thoroughly efficient supply and
transport system, both by land and water, was arduous in the extreme, and that a large British and Egyptian Force was brought
up to within striking distance of Khartum, amply supplied with all its requirements, reflects the greatest credit on the supply and
transport system. I wish to cordially thank the Officers of the Supply, Transport and Railway Departments for the satisfactory
results which have attended their labours.
I consider that the excellent ration which was always provided kept the men strong and healthy and fit to endure all the hardships
of an arduous campaign, enabling them, at a critical moment, to support the exceptional fatigue of continuous marching and
fighting for some 14 hours during the height of a Sudan summer.
The Intelligence Department were as usual thorougly efficient, and their forecasts of the intentions and actions of the enemy were
accurate. Colonel Wingate and Slati'n Pasha worked indefatigably and, with their Staff, deserve a prominent place amongst those to
whom the success of the operations is due.
The excellent service performed by the gunboats under Commander Keppel and his subordinate Officers of the Royal Navy is
deserving of special mention. These gunboats have been for a long time past almost constantly under fire: they have made bold
reconnaissances past the enemy's forts and rifle pits, and on the 1st and 2nd September, in conjunction with the Irregular levies
under Major Stuart Wortley, and the Howitzer Battery, they materially aided in the capture of all the forts on both banks of the
Nile, and in making the fortifications of Omdurman untenable. In bringing to notice the readiness of resource, daring, and ability of
Commander Keppel and his Officers, I wish also to add my appreciation of the services rendered by Engineer E. Bond, Royal Navy,
and the Engineering staff, as well as of the detachments of Royal Marine Artillery, and the guncrews, who have gained the hearty
praise of their comanders.
The Reverend R. Brindle, the Reverend J.M. Simms, the Reverend A. W. B. Watson, and the Reverend 0. S. Watkins won the
esteem of all by their untiring devotion to their sacred dutjes and by their unfailing and cheerful kindness to the sick and wounded
at all times.
To all my personal Staff my thanks are specially due for the great assistance they at all times rendered me.
In conclusion, I have great pleasure in expressing my appreciation of the services rendered by the detachments of the Royal
Engineers, Army Ordnance Corps, and Telegraph and Postal Departments.
The names of the following Officers, non-commissioned officers and men have been brought to my notice for good service :—
Major Honourable M. G. Talbot, Royal Engineers.
Major C. a Court, Rifle Brigade.
Major W. F. H. S. Kincaid, Royal Engineers.
Major B. R. Mitford, East Surrey Regiment.
Major L. G. Drummond, Scots Guards.
Major T. D’O. Snow, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Major A. E. Sandbach, Royal Engineers.
Major Maxse, Coldstream Guards.
Major Keith-Falconer, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Major Lord Edward Cecil, Grenadier Guards.
Major Robb, half-pay.
Captain D. Henderson, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Captain Sir H. Rawlinson, Bart., Coldstream Guards.
Captain J. J. Asser, Dorsetshire Regiment.
Captain E. E. Bernard, Army Service Corps.
Captain 0. H. Pedley, Connaught Rangers.
Captain J. G. Rennie, Black Watch.
Captain H. G. Fitton, Berkshire Regiment.
Captain J. K. Watson, King's Royal Rifles.
Captain R. Brooke, 7th Hussars.
Captain N. M. Smyth, 2nd Dragoon Guards (Wounded).
Lieutenant G. F. Gorringe, Royal Engineers.
Lieutenant G. B. Macaulay, Royal Engineers.
Lieutenant H. Grenfell, 1st Life Guards.
Lieutenant H. L. Pritchard, Royal Engineers.
Lieutenant Honourable F. H. S. Roberts, King's Royal Rifles.
Lieutenant R. B. D. Blakeney, Royal Engineers. Lieutenant H. A. Micklem, Royal Engineers (wounded).
Lieutena'nt G. E. Pigott, Army Service Corps.
Lieutenant C. M. A. Wood, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Lieutenant E. C. Midwinter, Royal Engineers.
Lieutenant W. D. Ingle, Middlesex Regiment.
Divisional Staff Sergeant Jack, Middlesex Regiment.
Colour-Sergeant H. Sheppard, Royal West Kent Regiment.
Sergeant F. A. Titterell, Army Service Corps.
4063 Private A. Cameron, Cameron Highlanders.
Major W. G. Crole Wyndham, 21st Lancers.
Major H. Finn, 21st Lancers.
Major P. W. J. Le Gallais, 8th Hussars.
Major B. T. Mahon, 8th Hussars.
Major J. Fowie, 21st Lancers.
Captain N. Legge, 20th Hussars.
Captain F. H. Eadon, 21st Lancers.
Captain Honourable E. Baring, 10th Hussars.
Captain D. Haig, 7th Hussars.
Captain His Serene Highness Prince Francis J. L. F. of Teck, 1st Dragoons.
Captain W. H. Persse, 2nd Dragoon Guards.
Captain P. A. Kenna, 21st Lancers.
Captain W. E. Peyton, 15th Hussars.
Lieutenant Honourable R. H. L. J. de Montmorency, 21st Lancers.
Lieutenant J. C. Brinton (wounded}, 2nd Life Guards.
Lieutenant R. N. Smyth, 21st Lancers.
Lieutenant A. H. M. Taylor; 21st Lancers.
Lieutenant the Marquis of Tullibirdine, Royal Horse Guards.
Lieutenant Honourable R. F. Molyneux (wounded). Royal Horse Guards.
Second Lieutenant C. S. Nesham (wounded), 21st Lancers.
Lieutenant and Adjutant A. M. Pirie (wounded), 21st Lancers.
Squadron Sergeant-Major Blake, 17th Lancers.
Corporal Swarbrick, 21st Lancers.
Private Ayton, 21st Lancers.
Private Brown (wounded), 21st Lancers.
Major F. B. Elmslie.
Major W. H. Williams.
Major N. E. Young.
Major C. E. Lawrie.
Captain J. W. G. Dawkins.
Captain M. Peake.
Captain C. H. de Rougemont (wounded).
Captain G. McK. Franks.
Lieutenant G. W. Nicholson.
Lieutenant C. G. Stewart.
Lieutenant E. G. Waymouth.
Captain C. O. Smeaton.
Lieutenant C. H. W. Owen.
Second Lieutenant G. F. Clayton.
Colonel V. Hatton, Grenadier Guards.
Colonel R. H. Murray, Seaforth Highlanders.
Colonel G. L. C. Money, Cameron Highlanders.
Colonel F. Howard, Rifle Brigade.
Lieutenant-Colonel C.G. Collingwood, Lancashire Fusiliers.
Lieutenant-Colonel C. V. F. Townshend, I.S.C. Lieutenant-Colonel J. Sillem, Welsh Regiment. Lieutenant-Colonel C. G. C. Money,
Lieutenant-Colonel W.E.G. Forbes, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Lieutenant-Colonel F. R. Lowth, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Lieutenant - Colonel H. L. Smith-Dorrien, Derbyshire Regiment.
Major C. J. Blomfield, Lancashire Fusiliers.
Major J. A. Campbell, Seaforth Highlanders.
Major F. Lloyd, Grenadier Guards.
Major T. F. A. Watson Kennedy, Cameron Highlanders.
Major L. B. Friend, Royal Engineers.
Major H. W. Jackson, Gordon Highlanders.
Major F. Hackett-Thompson, Cameron Highlanders.
Major G. Cockburn, Rifle Brigade.
Major Honourable C. Lambton, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Major H. B. Mainwaring, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Major L. A. Arkwright, Royal Engineers.
Major H. P. Shekleton, South Lancashire Regiment.
Major T. E. Hickman, Worcestershire Regiment.
Major W. S. Sparkes, Welsh Regiment.
Major F. J. Pink, Royal West Surrey Regiment.
Major C. Fergusson, Grenadier Guards.
Major F. J. Nason, Scottish Rifles.
Major W. H. Sitwell, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Major H. E. Irwin, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Major C. R. Simpson, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Major W. F. Walter, Lancashire Fusiliers.
Major H. I. W. Hamilton, Royal West Surrey Regiment.
Captain R. N. Gamble, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Captain L. S. Sloman, East Surrey Regiment.
Captain St. G. C. Henry, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Captain A. A. Spottiswoode, Seaforth Highlanders.
Captain T. Capper, East Lancashire Regiment.
Captain A. Blewitt, King's Royal Rifles.
Captain J. S. Ewart, Cameron Highlanders.
Captain G. H. Ford Hutchiuson, Connaught Rangers.
Captain V. G. R. Johnson, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Captain R.D. Whigham, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Captain Honourable W. Lambton, Coldstream Guards.
Captain A. J. King, Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Captain G. Caldecott, Royal Warwickshire Regiment (since died of wounds).
Captain 0. C. Wolley-Dod, Lancashire Fusiliers.
Captain J. R. O'Connell, Shropshire Light Infantry.
Captain Honourable A.D. Murray, Cameron Highlanders
Captain F. A. MacFarlan, Cameron Highlanders.
Captain E. A. Stanton, Oxfordshire Light Infantry.
Captain H. G. ;Majendie, Rifle Brigade.
Captain E. S. Herbert, Royal Highlanders.
Captain G. E. Matthews, Royal Marines.
Captain L. F. Green Wilkinson, Rifle Brigade.
Captain N. C. Maclachlan, Seaforth Highlanders.
Captain and Adjutant G. L. S. Ray, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Captain and Quartermaster J. S. Cameron, Lancashire Fusiliers.
Captain F. M. B. Hobbs, Royal Marines.
Captain M. H. K. Pechell, King's Royal Rifles.
Captain J. A. MacBean, Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Captain C. H. M. Doughty, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Captain and Adjutant G. H. Thesiger, Rifle Brigade.
Captain S.S.S. Clarke, Cameron Highlanders (wounded).
Captain E. G. T. Bainbridge, East Kent Regiment.
Captain and Adjutant J.R.M. Marsh, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Captain and Adjutant F. A. Earle, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Captain and Adjutant Campbell, Cameron Highlanders.
Lieutenant W. E. J. Bradshaw, York and Lancaster Regiment.
Lieutenant G. de H. Smith, I S.C.
Lieutenant E. P. Strickland, Norfolk Regiment. Lieutenant and Quartermaster C. J. Dixon, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Lieutenant J. F. Wolseley, Cheshire Regiment. Lieutenant D. A. Friederichs, Royal Engineers. Lieutenant J. M. A. Graham, Royal
Lieutenant E. B. North, Royal Fusiliers.
Lieutenant and Adjutant C. J. Ramsden, Seaforth Higlanders.
Lieutenant C. F. S. Vandeleur, Scots Guards (wounded).
Lieutenant E. A. Plunkett, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Lieutenant H. C. B. Hopkinson, Seaforth Highlanders (wounded).
Lieutenant W. R. A. Smith, Grenadier Guards. Lieutenant F. F. Ready, Royal Berkshire Regiment.
Lieutenant E. Cox, Seaforth Highlanders.
Lieutenant and Quartermaster G. W. Anderson, Seaforth Highlanders.
Lieutenant A.R. Hoskins, North Staffordshire Regiment.
Lieutenant N. J. G. Cameron, Cameron Highlanders.
Lieutenant and Adjutant E. F. O. Gascoigne, Grenadier Guards.
Lieutenant A. D. Nicholson, Cameron Highlanders (wounded).
Lieutenant C. E. Etches, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Lieutenant Honourable E. D. Loch, Grenadier Guards.
Lieutenant A. J. McNeill, Seaforth Highlanders. Lieutenant Honourable H. Dawnay, Rifle Brigade.
Lieutenant W. C. Christie, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Lieutenant and Quartermaster A. P. Yeadon, Cameron Highlanders.
Lieutenant H. H.Wilson, Lancashire Fusiliers.
Second Lieutenant J. W. Sandilands, Cameron Highlanders.
Captain D. W. Churcher, Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Colour-Sergeant H. Sheppard, Royal West Kent Regiment.
Colour - Sergeant Brockway, Grenadier Guards.
Sergeant Russel, Scots Guards.
Drill-Instructor Sergeant Donald McLeod, Seaforth Highlanders.
Sergeant Handley, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
3187 Sergeant J. Scott Barbour, Gordon Highlanders
Sergeant J. Phillips, Grenadier Guards.
Sergeant Murray, Seaforth Highlanders.
18965 Sergeant G. H. Rawlinson, Royal Engineers.
24909 Sapper F. Bird, Royal Engineers.
26203 Sapper H. Brown, Royal Engineers.
2833 Sergeant Girling, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
3632 Lance-Corporal Marsden, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
3352 Corporal Darnley, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Sergeant-Major W. Church, Lincolnshire Regiment. .
2747 Sergeant G. Stevens, Lincolnshire Regiment.
2687 Sergeant J. Wogan, Lincolnshire Regiment.
831 Colour-Sergeant D. Mackie, Seaforth Highlanders.
2269 Colour-Sergeant R. Robertson, Seaforth Highlanders.
2?84 Colour-Sergeant McEwen, Seaforth Highlanders.
2165 Sergeant-Major Donald McLeod, Cameron Highlanders.
1640 Colour-Sergeant F. Mackenzie, Cameron Highlanders.
1209 Colour-Sergeant A. Fisher, Cameron Highlanders
4691 I.C.S. Sergeant F. Crooke, Royal Army
5127 I.C.S. Sergeant G. A. Benson, Royal Army
7788 Lance-Sergeant A. P. Mears, Royal Army
10830 Private A. Davidson, Royal Army Medical
Company Sergeant-Major Bennett, Royal Engineers.
Second Corporal A. Jones, Royal Engineers. Quartermaster - Sergeant Chamberlain, Grenadier Guards.
Sergeant-Master-Cook Brooke, Grenadier Guards.
Sergeant - Instructor Lewis, Grenadier Guards.
281 Colour-Sergeant T. Burdett, Northumberland Fusiliers.
300 Sergeant-Drummer J. Cordeal, Northumberland Fusiliers.
4564 Sergeant A. Bannerman, Northumberland Fusiliers.
2184 Colour- Sergeant Evans, Lancashire Fusiliers.
4837 Corporal Porter, Lancashire Fusiliers.
Sergeant-Major E. Bull, Rifle Brigade.
Quartermaster-Sergeant J. Alldridge, Rifle Brigade.
Colour-Sergeant J. Nicholas, Rifle Brigade.
2302 Colour-Sergeant J. Teaque, Royal Irish Fusiliers.
3188 Corporal Michael Mullin, Royal Irish Fusiliers.
SUPPLY, TRANSPORT, AND ORDNANCE.
Lieutenant-Colonel L. A. Hope, Army Service Corps.
Lieutenant-Colonel J. Rogers, Army Service Corps. Lieutenant-Colonel F. W. Kitchener, West Yorkshire Regiment.
Major W. H. Drage, Army Service Corps.
Major H. G. Morgan, Army Service Corps.
Captain A. B. Hamilton, King's Own Scottish Borderers.
Captain S. Bird, Royal Fusiliers.
Captain C. M. Mathew, Army Ordnance Department.
Captain H. N. Sargent, Army Service Corps.
Captain E. C. J. Williams, East Kent Regiment.
Captain C. E. G. Blunt, Army Service Corps.
Captain M. Coutts, Army Service Corps.
Captain F. J. L. Howard, Army Service Corps. Lieutenant G. E. Pigott, Army Service Corps. Bimbashi J. H. B. Butler.
Second Lieutenant C. McKey, Middlesex Regiment.
Second Lieutenant S. K. Flint, Royal Irish Rifles.
Conductor J. A. Robertson, Army Ordnance Department.
2846 Armourer-Sergeant E. Woollam, Army Ordnance Department.
11334 Shoeing-Smith Peter Smith (wounded), Army Service Corps.
5677 Quartermaster-Sergeant Osburn, Army Service Corps.
9996 Second Corporal Pawley. Army Service Corps.
9715 Private Darling, Army Service Corps.
7756 Staff Sergeant Beville, Army Service Corps.
4491 Sergeant Parsons, Army Service Corps.
10345 Sergeant J. Topliss, Army Service Corps.
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS.
Lieutenant - Colonel A. T. Sloggett (wounded).
Lieutenant- Colonel G. A. Hughes.
Major C A. Webb.
Major G. Robinson.
Major G. F. A. Smythe
Major D. Wardrop.
Major R. W. Barnes.
Major E. M. Wilson.
Major A. Dodd.
Major M. O'D. Braddell.
Major C. R. Kilkelly.
Major W. H. Pinches.
Major H. M. Adamson.
Major D. M. O'Callaghan.
Major H. B. Mathias.
Captain A. Y. Reily.
Captain R. H. Penton.
Captain H. E. Hill Smith.
Captain C. S. Spong.
Captain P. H. Whiston.
Captain G. A. T. Bray.
Captain J. W. Jennings.
Captain H. N. Dunn.
Lieutanant E. W. Bliss.
Lieutenant S. L. Cummins.
First Class Staff Sergeant Hoist.
ARMY VETERINARY DEPARTMENT.
Veterinary-Captain G. R. Griffith.
Veterinary-Captain L. J. Blenkinsop.
Veterinary-Captain F. B. Drage, Royal Horse Guards.
Veterinary-Lieutenant T. E. W. Lewis.
Veterinary-Lieutenant W. D. Smith.
Veterinary-Lieutenant W. E. Russell.
Lieutenant Honourable H. L. A. Hood, Royal Navy.
Lieutenant David Beatty, Royal Navy.
Lieutenant Walter Cowan, Royal Navy.
Lieutenant J. B. Sparks, Royal Navy.
Lieutenant H. F. G. Talbot, Royal Navy.
Lieutenant C. M. Staveley, Royal Navy.
Major W. S. Gordon, Royal Engineers.
Major Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein, King's Royal Rifle Corps.
Lieutenant A. G. Stevenson, Royal Engineers. Lieutenant E. O. A. Newcombe, Royal Engineers.
Mr. Poole, Engineer.
I have, &c.,
HERBERT KITCHENER, Major-General, Sirdar.
Chief Staff Officer in Egypt. Herewith Returns of Killed and Wounded of the Expeditionary Force at the Battle of Khartum, on
September 2, 1898.
H. M. L . RUNDLE, M.G.,
Chief of Staff. Khartum, September 9, 1898. Schedule of Killed and Wounded at the Battle of Khartum, September 2, 1898.
21st Lancers.—Officers 1 ; Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 20.
Warwickshire Regiment.—Officers. 1.
Seaforth Highlanders.—Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 1.
Cameron Highlanders.—Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 2.
Lincolnshire Regiment.—Non – Commissioned Officers and Men 1.
Rifle Brigade.—Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 1.
Total.—Officers 3 ; Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 25. Of all ranks 28.
21st Lancers.—Officers 4 ; Non-Commissioned
Officers and Men 46.
Warwickshire Regiment.—Officers 1,Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 6.
Seaforth Highlanders.—Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 17.
Cameron Highlanders.—Officers 2 ; Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 27.
Lincolnshire Regiment. —Non – Commissioned Officers and Men 17.
Royal Army Medical Corps.—Officers 1 ; Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 2.
Grenadier Guards. —Officers 1 ; Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 4.
Northumberland Fusiliers.—Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 2.
Lancashire Fusiliers.—-Non-Commissioned Officers
and Men 6.
Rifle Brigade.—Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 8.
Total.—Officers 10 ; Non - Commissioned Officers and Men 135. Of all ranks: 145.
Chief Staff Officer—Forwarded, H. M. L, RUNDLE, Major-General, Chief of Staff, Khartum Expeditionary Force. September 9, 1898.
LIST Of British Killed and Wounded at the Battle of Khartum, fought September 2, 1898.
Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Captain G. Caldecott.
12th Lancers, attached 21st Lancers.
Lieutenant R. Grenfell.
2792 Sergeant R. Allen
3052 E. Carter.
3325 Corporal J. Weller.
3569 Private H. Hunt.
3615 Lance-Corporal F. W. S. Elliot.
3351 Private A. Roberts.
3413 F. J. Rawle.
3940 E. Hatter.
4014 T. Miles.
3026 H. Borthwick.
3645 Lance-Corporal Isaac Woods.
2672 Private F. Morhall.
3727 F. J. Kelly.
3624 W. Oldbury.
3626 C. Wright.
2901 Lance-Sergeant A. Grantham. 4022 Private H. Bradshaw.
4054 W. Etterington.
3523 J. S. Scattergood.
2983 Private J. Smith.
3674 Corporal A. B. Miller.
3616 A. Allan.
5373 Private J. Johnstone.
3746 Private George Rayner.
Total 27 Killed.
LIST Of Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers and Men Wounded at the Battle of Khartum, September 2, 1898.
Lieutenant and Adjutant A. M. Pirie, spear, elbow, slight.
Lieutenant J. C. Brinton, 2nd Life Guards, sword, left shoulder, severe.
Lieutenant the Honourable R. F. Molyneux, Royal Horse Guards, sword, right arm, severe.
Second Lieutenant C. S. Nesham, sword, left wrist, right tbigh, severe.
3209 Lance-Corporal E. Rayner, right side, spear, severe.
1917 Sergeant T. Lawrence, right arm, left shoulder, severe.
3526 Shoeing-Smith P. Skelton, left hand, slight. 2266 Sergeant-Major G. Vesey, right chest, slight. 3740 Private M. J. Curran,
right arm, severe.
3893 Private J. Quigley, left forearm and chin, severe.
2701 Private A. Sadler, right elbow, spear, severe.
3853 Private G. "Western, sword, left wrist, severe.
2820 Sergeant G. Freeman, sword, face, severe.
3064 Private H. Edmunds, spear, right arm, severe.
2833 Sergeant H. Hawken, sword, left arm, severe.
3881 Private J. T. Stevens, spear, chest, severe. 3371 Private C. Lodge, crush, horse fell on him. 3730 Private W. Hadley, spear,
right arm, severe.
3133 Trumpeter G. Robinson, spear, right hand, severe.
3494 Private C. Cook, sword, left hand, severe.
3302 Private J. W. Freeman, sword, right hand, severe.
3135 Shoeing-Smith T. Head, sword, right hand,
3766 Private C. Thompson, right eye, slight.
3501 Private E. Harpley, back, right elbow and side, slight.
3582 Lance-Corporal W. Wilson, sword, left side, slight.
3636 Private J. Woods, right shoulder and hip,
3061 Corporal F. Potbecary, sword, left arm, slight.
3268 Private J. Redfern, sword, right arm, slight.
3952 Private J. Honeyett, sword, right hand, severe.
2305 Corporal J. Range, right arm and back, slight.
3947 Sergeant A. Higgs, sword, right hand, severe.
2998 Private T. Byrne, right arm and breast, severe.
3525 Private T. Powles, sabre, left forearm, severe.
3205 Private W. Rowlett, left arm, slight, fracture, right arm.
3593 Private E. Farndell, right hand, severe.
3850 Private G. Brown, sword, left shoulder, bullet, right hip, severe.
3221 Private E. Bushell, sword, right shoulder,
4061 Private G. Baker, sword, right arm, severe.
3892 Private M. Reynolds, spear, right arm, severe.
3512 Private T. Porch, clavicle, severe.
3345 Private J. Hope, slight.
3304 Private W. Gardner, slight.
2579 Sergeant T. Hotchkiss, slight.
1724 Corporal T. King, slight.
3444 Corporal Shoeing-Smith W. Harris, slight.
2105 Squadron Sergeant Major A. English, slight.
1980 Sergeant-Farrier T. Scholes, slight.
3299 Private T. Rice, slight.
3965 Private J. Varley, slight.
3810 Private F. Woodside, slight.
IST INFANTRY BRIGADE.
Royal Army Medical Corps.
Lieutenant-Colonel A. T. Sloggett, bullet, chest, dangerous.
Captain S. S. S. Clarke, bullet, groin, slight.
Lieutenant A. D. Nicholson, bullet, arm and leg, severe.
Lieutenant C. E. Etches, bullet, forearm, slight.
Army Service Corps.
10334 Shoeing-Smith P. Smith, spent bullet, severe.
358 Sergeant W. Feltham, bullet, left shin, slight.
4579 Private G. Bourke, bullet, right shoulder, severe.
3680 Private C. White, bullet, shin, slight.
3441 Private T. Boyle, bruise, groin, slight.
3598 Private R. Blakeman, bullet, left foot, slight.
5008 Private T. Beasley, bullet, back neck, slight.
2382 Sergeant W. Sanderson, bullet, forehead, severe.
2519 Lance-Corporal G. Hall, bullet, wrist, severe. 4348 Lance-Corporal G. Gefrey, bullet, ankle, severe.
2950 Private W. Albert, bullet, shin, slight.
4242 Private H. Bradley, bullet, stomach, slight.
4056 Private W. Brown, bullet, ankle, severe.
3707 Private C. Barnbrook, bullet, stomach,severe.
3853 Private J. Calthorpe, bullet, fore-fingers, both hands, slight.
2849 Private G. Green, bullet, right arm, severe.
3715 Private S. Janney, bullet, chest, severe.
2703 Private C. Johnson, bullet, right foot, slight.
3407 Private F. Leggett, bullet, left thigh, severe.
4355 Private A. Martin, bullet, right leg, severe.
2863 Private J. Oliver, bullet, neck, slight.
3107 Private J. Swan, bullet, right arm, severe.
2692 Private R. Watts, bullet, right arm, slight.
4085 Private R. Williamson, bullet, right hand,
3354 Lance-Sergeant R. McKenzie, bullet, hand,
5550 Lance-Corporal T. McKenzie, bullet, right
4285 Lance-Corporal G. Innes, bullet, right leg,
5266 Private H. Mullen, bullet, chest, dangerous
4040 Private W. Gould, bullet, left hip, slight.
5366 Private J. Price, bullet, stomach, slight.
3827 Private R. Edgar, bullet, both legs, severe.
4873 Private W. Hewitt, bullet, left ear, slight.
3912 Private F. Heyne, bullet, knee, severe.
4202 Private J. Thomson, bullet, left leg, slight.
4472 Private G. Lindsay, bullet, right leg, slight.
4440 Private J. Logan, bullet, left hip, severe.
5322 Private D. Mulholland, bullet, right knee,
3597 Private W. Langford, bullet, left foot, severe.
3978 Private A. Morton, bullet, right eye, slight.
5108 Private M. Lawson, bullet, left shoulder, severe.
4273 Private W. Sellers, bullet, bruise, left hip, slight.
2804 Lance-Sergeant J. Power, bullet, left hip, slight.
3757 Lance-Corporal C. G. Allan, bullet, right hand, slight.
2994 Private A. Smith, bullet, right knee, slight.
3281 Private T. Cloutman, bullet, left hip, severe.
2647 Private J. Docherty, bullet, knee, slight.
3210 Private W. Gregory, bullet, left ankle, severe.
2496 Private T. Roe, bullet, left ear, slight.
3861 Private R. Keenan, bullet, left hand, slight.
3588 Private E. Roberts, bullet, right shoulder, slight.
3589 Private H. Stirling, bullet, left side, slight.
2692 Private B. Barnes, bullet, left leg, severe.
2941 Private G. Butwell, bullet, right leg, severe.
2869 Private T. Hughes, bullet, chest, slight.
2751 Private D. Finlayson, bullet, left shoulder, slight.
3309 Private J. Mitchell, bullet, shoulder.
3862 Lance-Corporal J. Neill, bullet, ankle.
1285 Sergeant E. Farquharson, bullet, right knee, slight.
2669 Private W. Smith, bullet, right arm, slight.
3767 Lance-Corporal W. Oakley, bullet, left shin, slight.
3625 Private J. McRorie, bullet, right breast, severe.
3469 Private D. Williamson, bullet, forearm, severe.
3557 Private H. Wilson, bullet, right arm, severe.
2470 Private J. Gauld, bullet, knee, severe.
2877 Private A. Millbery, bullet, right cheek, slight.
3334 Private W. Neellings, bullet, left hip, slight.
Royal Army Medical Corps.
10830 Private A. Davidson, bullet, head, severe.
9095 Lance-Corporal H. H. E. Taylor, bullet, left arm, severe.
Captain the Honourable W. L. Bagot, bullet, chin, slight.
6313 Private A. Clarke, bullet, right shoulder, severe.
6590 Private F. C. Carter, bullet, knee and chin, slight.
5744 Private W. Wellberry, contusion, slight.
4644 Private H. Gowing, abdomen, slight.
4425 Lance-Corporal F. Wooll, bullet, right forearm, slight.
4582 Private T. Armour, slight.
3705 Private P. Dillon, bullet, right forearm, slight.
4714 Private J. Lowe, bullet, left shoulder, severe.
4787 Private J. Greenhaigh, bullet, jaw, slight.
4905 Private T. Waldron, .bullet, left hand, slight.
784 Private J. Astley, bullet, left hand, severe.
4804 Private J. Connors, bullet, abdomen.
3231 Private S. Bushell, bullet, right shoulder, severe.
4470 Private E. Cox, bullet, left hip, severe.
3790 Private F. Simpson, bullet, head, slight.
3655 Private A. Willingham, bullet, left knee, severe.
4539 Private H. Harper, bullet, back and left arm, severe.
3296 Private F. Saunders, bullet, left shoulder, severe.
7482 Colour-Sergeant E. J. Fraley, bullet, slight.
3158 Private A. Elmes, bullet, head, slight.
4889 Private F. White, contusion, forearm, slight.
Lieutenant H. C. B. Hopkinson, Seaforth Highlanders, gunshot wound, thigh and side, severe.
Captain N.M. Smyth, 2nd. Dragoon Guards, spear wound, elbow, severe.
Lieutenant C. F. S. Vandeleur, D.S.O., Scots Guards, spear wound, hand, slight.
Lieutenant H. A. Micklem, Royal Engineers, gunshot wound., toes, slight.
Captain C. H. de Rougemont, Royal Artillery, gunshot wound, arm, slight.
Army Service Corps.
Sergeant Hooper, gunshot wound, chest, dangerous.
The Honourable H. Howard, New York Herald, killed.
Colonel F. Rhodes, Times, right shoulder, severe.
|London Gazette entires
for the 1898 Sudan campaign for the 30th of September 1898
(battle of Khartoum/Omdurman)