Berkshire War Memorials

READING - St Mary's Minster - Nile and Sudan

The Nile and Sudan Campaigns lasted from 1882 to 1898 and culminated in the Battle of Omdurman on the 2nd September 1898.

The Nile Campaign was marked by the Battle of Tofrek, 22nd March 1885, when the 1st Berkshire Regiment (formerly the 49th Foot) gained its 'Royal' Soubriqet losing 21 men killed and 33 wounded.

Nile Campaign Memorial (WM5232)

The memorial however commemorates the action at Ginnes on the 30th December 1885

Sudan Campaign Memorial (WM5233)

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