Egypt Medal – Tofrek / Suakin 1885 663 Pte ., Stanton1/Rl Berks
Egypt Bronze Star 1884/86
During the 1881 Army reforms a new county regiment for Berkshire, originally named The Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Berkshire Regiment), was formed by merging the 49th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) (Hertfordshire) Regiment of Foot and the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot. These regiments became the new unit’s 1st and 2nd Battalions respectively.
1st Battalion deployed to Egypt in 1882. Its gallantry three years later at Tofrek (1885) in the Sudan gained the regiment promotion to Royal status. It also fought at Suakin and Ginnis during that campaign.