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Sitwell, Claude George Henry, 1858 - 1900 (Lieutenant Colonel and Vice Consul in Uganda)


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Claude Sitwell and Uganda 1895-1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 172
Scope and Contents Claude George Henry Sitwell (1858-1900) followed his father into the British Army, initially as a militia subaltern. He served in the Afghan War of 1879-1880, and in Egypt during 1882. Sitwell was a Captain in the Manchester Regiment attached to the Egyptian Army when he accepted employment in the civil administration of Uganda in 1895. Sitwell was recruited because his recent experience in Egypt and knowledge of Arabic made him well-qualified to lead the Sudanese troops which formed...
Dates: 1895 - 1899
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