According to wikipedia (I know what you're thinking already, but please don't shoot the messenger!):
"The Battle of Abu Klea took place between the dates of 16 and 18 January 1885."
I have seen casualties KIA, apparently on the 16th January 1885.
One, Sgt Wilford of the 2nd Essex, in Webb's Abu Klea Roll itself - I am assuming he got this off the regimental records - could this be mistaken?
The other, Pte Purton of the 19th Hussars, whose campaign medal is currently for sale on the Liverpool medals website. I have asked Liverpool medals why they claim he was KIA on the 16th but have not had a coherent reply.
My question is, were there any confirmed, known casualties on the 16th January in the early stages of "the battle", or are these 16th January casualties unreliable, or mistaken.
The Times newspaper listed all the casualties of the 1882 - 1885 campaign and Stewart's own despatch printed in the London Gazzette listed the casualties incurred at Abu Klea in Januuary 1885.
Both these publications list both Wilford and Purton as being KIA on the 17thy January, 1885