Found this forum whilst researching my family tree, in particular, my grandfather, who served in the Royal Sussex Regiment.
His record may be of interest: Joseph Henry Bennett No. 908
He enrolled, aged 19 years, on 23rd June 1882 at Chichester.
Posted to Egypt 10th November 1882
Returned home 12th September 1885
Discharged (12 years service) 22nd June 1894
He took part in the Nile Expedition 1884/5. Is shown as wounded In Square at Abu Klea. No details are shown of effects of the
wounds or treatment received. So it is presumed there were slight.
Medals awarded were: Nile Expedition.
Clasp for Abu Klea.
Khadives Bronze Star
After discharge, he married, and worked as a plasterer until his death in 1921, at East Sheen, London SW14. He died 11 years
before my birth in 1932, so I didn't know him. My mother spoke very fondly of him. She had no knowledge of his Army career,
but said that he could not accept anyone wasting water, even a dripping tap!
We have never had any knowledge of his medals, but perhaps they are out there somewhere.
There is also no record of his battalion or company.
Hope that this info' may be of interest.
Kind regards, Mike