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Hicks, William, Colonel, 1830 - 1883



  • Existence: 1830 - 5 November 1883


Colonel William Hicks, also known as Hicks Pasha, was a British soldier, who entered the Bombay Army in 1849, and served through the Indian mutiny. He retired from the British army having reached the rank of Colonel. At the end of the Anglo-Egyptian war in 1882, he entered the service of the Egyptian government and was made a Pasha and led its army into battle with Sudan at Shaykan in 1883, where he was killed and decapitated.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Bill Barnes Collection

Reference code: NFA0172
Scope and Contents

Programmes, posters and photographs mainly related to the Poole family's travelling Myriorama show.

Dates: 1881 - 2017

Poole's Grand Diorama Programme, c1890 - 1899

Reference code: 178K53.49
Scope and Contents Trips Abroad, The mammoth map of the world, Charing Cross railway station, The cathedral of St. Paul's, Arrival at Dover, Calais, Paris, The Mont Cenis Tunnel, The Dardanelle, Constantinople, Bombardment of Alexandria, Charge of the Cavalry at Kassassin, The battle of Tel-El-Kebir, Cairo, Suez, Hick Pasha's defeat, Khartoum, The first battle of Teb, The battle of Tamasi, Zululand, Rorke's drift, Ulundi, Burning of King Cetewayo's Kraal, Ceylon, Calcutta, City of Agra, Cabul, Candahar,...
Dates: c1890 - 1899

Programmes , 1881 - 2016

Reference code: 178K53
Scope and Contents

Pre-Film and variety and music hall programmes mainly related to the travelling shows of Joseph Poole and Harry Poole, Harry H. Hamilton, Mapleston Brothers and Adams but it also includes other showmen.

Dates: 1881 - 2016