1898 EGYPT – GB …BRITISH ARMY of OCCUPATION .. [19909]

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1898 (Dec 29) Plain envelope to Kings Cross, London endorsed along the top 4202 Pte. H Paynter, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Alexandria & countersigned Army of Occupation, Egypt bearing 5m tied Alexandrie /D cds for the military concession rate.
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A detachment of the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers formed a Maxim machine gun section for the Nile Expedition leaving Cairo July 1898, fighting at the battle of Omdurman, Sudan 2 September 1898 & returning to Egypt later the same month …Ex Firebrace

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