Note there’s a second memorial just in front of the chapel, far left of shot.
And here’s the memorial across the road.
The Battle of Atbara took place on 8th April 1898 at the confluence of the Nile & Atbara rivers during the Second Sudan War. British & Egyptian troops under Kitchener defeated the Dervish troops of the Khalif, killing some 2,000 of them; British dead amounted to eighty killed, the 1st Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders suffering the most with forty four casualties, including three officers killed.
Cameron Highlanders forming square in the Sudanese desert (top), and with Egyptian troops (bottom).
This memorial was unveiled on 10th December 1898, eight months after the battle.
Hello, I have only recently found your posts and I am dipping and read a couple every time you post something new. They are very informative and some great photos. As this latest post is of a memorial in Scotland I was wondering if you have any knowledge of or know someone who might have know anything about the 6 Batt. Seaforth Highlanders as I am trying to date a side drum which is emblazoned with their badges and pre WW2 battle honours. Look forward to your next post. Many thanks Alan
Hello Alan – I approve wholeheartedly of ‘dipping’. Thanks for your kind comments. I would contact Fort George directly, phone them up, get a name, explain about your drum – I cannot believe they wouldn’t be interested.
Ok thank you I will give them try.
Hope you have a good Christmas
Cheers Alan. You too!
So many wars, so many battles, so many memorials is this country unusual in this or do other countries commemorate to the same degree?
Find the dog in the first photo quite comical all these serious men lined up and he sits there quite nonchalant, perhaps waiting to bark out some orders ….. sorry!!
Lol! Well I very nearly anotated the picture with ‘Camerons form square in the face of attacking Sudanese dog’, but I resisted the temptation, however I think your barking out orders probably trumps that! Heh heh. I actually don’t know the answer to your question though.