On This Day - 03 March 1885

The NSW Contingent to the war in the Sudan sailed from Sydney in the troopships IBERIA and AUSTRALASIAN. Among those who served in the contingent were a number of ex-RN personnel and some NSW Naval Brigade personnel, (allowed leave to join the contingent). Also in the Contingent was Private Brownlow, who later served in the NSW Naval Brigade, ANF and the RAN and rose to the rank of Captain.

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