State Funeral Procession

Summary: 
British soldiers standing by the state funeral procession.
Description: 

.British Soldiers standing by a passing state funeral procession held in Cairo of Hussein Kamel, the first Sultan of Egypt, in 10 October 1917.Footage of the funeral is available at www.iwm.org.uk

Cultural Narrative: 

Robert Slattery was born in Liverpool in 1876. Before the war he was a tramway inspector. He enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps (Royal Field Artillery) on the 7th August 1914 aged 38. He was initially appointed private and was first promoted to the rank of Sergeant on the 14th June 1915. He served in Egypt from 4th February 1916 till 25th July 1920 and was discharged from the R.A.M.C on the 1st September 1920.Whilst in Egypt he served at the 6th & 12th Egyptian Stationary Hospital where he held the positions of nursing orderly and surgical ward master (aug 1914 - Nov 1915); Sergeant Steward (march - Dec 1916) and Quarter Master Sergeant (June - Nov 1918). Whilst there he was recommended for promotion to Sergeant Major on the 16th November 1918. He then served at the Russian Field Hospital at Tel-El-Kebir until 2nd July 1920. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal for his service.Considerable amount of further information on this individual can be found on the two following web sites.http://www.pals.org.uk/sjab/

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Keywords: 
Funeral, Egypt, Cairo, Soldier
Original Date: 
19171010
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Identifier: 
D0011-00106
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