b. c. 1900 Sudan. d. 21/06/1978 Khartoum, Sudan.
DATE AND PLACE OF GC ACTION: 27-28/11/1924 Khartoum, Sudan.
Muhammad Abdulla Muhammad (? – 1978) is believed to have been born in the Jaafar Abdelhalim area of Sudan but the details of his life are extremely sketchy other than the basic details of the event which saw him awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal whilst a Nafar in the Khartoum Police Force.
On the 27th-28th November 1924, two platoons of the 11th Sudanese Regiment mutinied and ran amok around the streets of Khartoum. Three British officers and two Syrian medical officers were killed by the mutineers and some nine other ranks were wounded. Nafar Muhammad was heavily involved in the disturbances and he and two other members of the Khartoum Police Force were recommended for their great gallantry.
Muhammad Abdulla Muhammad was indeed recognised for his gallantry as were the other two men (Taha El Jak Effendi and Ibrahim Negib) with the award of the Empire Gallantry Medal (Civil Division) on 12th December 1924. In 1940, after the creation of the George Cross, all three men saw their EGMs automatically exchanged for the new medal.
Sadly, nothing more is known about Muhammad’s life, except that he died on 23rd June 1978 in Khartoum and his last known resting place is unknown. His medal is not publicly held.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: PRIVATELY HELD.
BURIAL PLACE: UNKNOWN – THOUGH DIED IN KHARTOUM.