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  • Name: Ahmed Muhammad MIRGHANY
  • D.O.A: 18th Sep, 1932
  • D.O.D: 25th Aug, 1961
  • Award: Empire Gallantry Medal translated to George Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Civilian
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 3
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River Nile near Khartoum, Sudan 18 September 1932

18 September 1932

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On 18 September 1932 Ahmed Muhammed Mirghany rescued three girls from drowning in the Nile near Khartoum.


 The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the Award of the Medal of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to the undermentioned:– For Gallantry. Mirghany Ahmed Mohammed. On September 18th, 1932, at the height of the Nile flood, and at a point where the stream is particularly dangerous even for the strongest swimmer, Mirghany Ahmed rescued three girls, the eldest fifteen years of age, from certain death by drowning 

Supplement to The London Gazette of 30 December 1932. 2 January 1933, Numb. 33898, p. 13

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