Egypt 1882 clasp Tel-el-Kebir,
Pte. W. Wright, 2nd. High. L.I.
The assault on the enemy entrenchments at Tel-e-Kebir fell to the Highland Brigade, consisting of the 1st battalion Black Watch, 2d battalion Highland Light Infantry, 1st Gordon Highlanders, and Cameron Highlanders
On the morning of the 13th, just as signs of daybreak began to appear, a few scattered shots, the sound of a bugle in front, and a dark line looming above the sandhills, showed that the time had come. The order was at once given, "Fix bayonets !" and just as this was done the whole line of intrenchment in front was lit up by a blaze of rifle-fire. The order was to attack with the bayonet without firing. The distance to be traversed was only some 150 yards, but in that short space nearly 200 men fell. Lieutenant William Edwards of the H.L.I. was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the battle.