Funds Sought for Memorial to Von Slatin

An appeal for funds for a memorial to Sir Rudolf von Slatin, Austrian Jew, was published yesterday in the London Times. Sponsors of the memorial include Admiral Lord Beatty, Lord Cromer, Lord Buxton and Sir Reginald Wingate.

The appeal was made for a memorial “commemorating his remarkable services in the Sudan and also in Britain, his gallantry as a soldier and his ability as an administrator.”

Baron Rudolf Carl von Slatin, known as Slatin Pasha, was born in Austria in 1857. He left Vienna for the Sudan when he was twenty-one years old, and was later appointed governor of Darfur by General Gordon. Von Slatin was captured by the Mahdists in 1884 but later escaped and became British Inspector-General of the Sudan, a post he held until 1914. He was an honorary major general in the British army and lieutenant general in the Egyptian army. During the World War he headed the group offering aid to prisoners of war. He died in 1931 in Vienna.

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