|Khedive's Star, dated 1882, named to 7687 Corporal William Betts, 2nd. Bn., Grenadier Guards.|
|Khedive's Star, dated 1882, named to 1959 Orderly Room Clerk R. Ford, 2nd. Bn., Grenadier Guards.|
|Khedive's Star, dated 1882, named to 6754 Pte. J. Wilcox, 2nd. Bn., Grenadier Guards|
|Khedive's Star, dated 1882, named to 6587 Pte. John Wooding,
2nd. Bn., Grenadier Guards.|
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There is definitely something interesting going on here. Very few named Stars to this Battalion have been seen. Additionally, there are three different style/content combinations in the four Stars illustrated above, which tends to suggest that there was no concerted effort on a Battalion-wide basis to name them. On the other hand, the regimental numbers on the Stars to Betts, Ford and Wooding - together with all the other details on the Star to Ford - appear to have been engraved by the same hand. The actual names on the Stars to Betts and Wooding appear to have been engraved by another hand, perhaps later. Betts, for one, was only a Corporal (actually a Lance-Corporal) for a period of five weeks between 19th August, and 25th September, 1884, before resigning his rank in order to go on active service with the Guards Camel Corps. It follows that his name was engraved on his Khedive's Star during this very brief window.
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