A Rare Egypt Casualty Medal to the Guards Camel Regiment who was severely wounded in Action on the march from Abu Klea to Metammeh comprising Egypt Medal, 1882-89, undated reverse, two clasps, The Nile 1884-85, Abu Klea, awarded to Private James Vowles, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, (5555, Pte J. Vowles, 1/ Gren. Gds.), very fine.
James Vowles was born in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, c.1858, he attested for the Grenadier Guards on the 22nd of September 1876 at 4pm in the afternoon at Chipping Sodbury, giving his age as 18 years and his occupation as Farm, Labourer.
His papers state that he served with the Nile Expedition 1884-85 (Camel Corps) and was severely wounded by a Gun Shot wound in the Thigh in action on the march from Abu Klea to Metammeh. For which his papers state he was awarded the Egypt Medal with the clasps “Nile” and “Abu Klea”.
His name appears in the casualty lists for the action where the Grenadier Guards had 3 men Killed and 7 men wounded.
Private Vowles was discharged from the Army on the 15th of September 1887, after 11 years and 16 Days Service with Colours being no longer physically fit for military service.
Sold with copy Service Papers and copy newspaper reports.