Fair, J.G.
James George Fair

1. Museum Objects
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Fair, J.G.
Dates of creation: 1898
Extent: 1 box
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

James George Fair


1885 21st Hussars
1898 Staff Officer to General Gatacre during the Atbara campaign
1898 With 21st Lancers at the Battle of Omdurman
1901-1902 South African war
1901-1904 Commanded Division S.A.C.E. Transvaal
1904-1908 Division S.A.C. Orange River Colony
1906 Inter-Colonial Council of Transvaal and Orange River Colony
1908-1911 Resident Commissioner and Commandant-General, S. Rhodesia
1911-1915 Deputy Assistant Director of Remounts
1915-1916 Deputy Director Remounts, Egypt
1916-1929 Deputy Assistant Director Remounts, Southern Command


1. Museum Objects


Presented by Col. D. Whitelaw, 1958

1. Museum Objects
Flag with appliqué Koranic inscription from the army of the amir Mahmud wad Ahmad, taken at the Battle of the Atbara, 8 Apr 1898 by Captain (later Lt. Col.) J.G. Fair, 21st Lancers. Multi-coloured field with the following inscription:
Ya Allah ya rahman ya rahim
Ya hayy ya qiyyum ya dhi'l-jalal wa'l-akram
La ilah illa Allah Muhammad rasul Allah
Muhammad al-Mahdi khalifa rasul Allah
Size: 185 x 111 cm
Flag of similar description to 3/1. Blue appliqué on white field