Honour - BENIN 1897
A number of officers of the Niger Coast Protectorate were massacred about 12
miles from the Benin City by a a force organised by the King of Benin.
A squadron was organised to carry out reprisals, avenge he killings and lower lawlessness.
A naval brigade was landed from the naval squadron which marched on and took the city on 18-Feb.
As was usual the greatest number of British casualties was caused by disease, with 2,290 cases of fever being experienced.
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