Fair, J.G.
Introduction
James George Fair
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Catalogue
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

(1864-1946)

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


Arrangement

1. Museum Objects

Provenance

Presented by Col. D. Whitelaw, 1958

1. Museum Objects
SAD.3/1
[n.d.]
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
SAD.3/2
[n.d.]
Flag of similar description to 3/1. Blue appliqué on white field