Though he had never held a major executive command before, he was a courageous, competent officer, concerned simply with getting the job done. They were followed by the prisoners – a handful of naked fellahin, who were dragged forward by ropes, kicked, thumped, jeered at and spat upon. Hicks Pasha expedition to Kordofan, 1883 Image ID FOT1537421 Rights RM Rights Managed Image Details Image File Attributes 10.2 MB JPEG Image Dimensions 3265 x 2594 px Image Print Size (at 300 ppi) 276 x 220 mm 10.9 x 8.6 in Visual Size @300ppi. The sky was already black with circling vultures. Hicks Pascha. Sep 24, 2015 - Hicks expedition troop types. For two years a rebel force based in Kordofan had inflicted on them defeat after defeat. The dervishes claimed they were infidels being consumed by hellfire. After the Mahdi retreated into Kordofan in 1881 he started to raise an army there and in Darfur. It would also have been anathema to a professional soldier who had just been given his first big command, and might even have opened him to a charge of cowardice. Klootz, now known among the dervishes as Mustafa, was given charge of Hicks’s injured white stallion. With the Egyptian government now passing largely under British control (see: History of modern Egypt and Anglo-Egyptian War (1882)), the European powers became increasingly aware of the troubles in the Sudan. Stewart had been clear in his opinion that, should Hicks be defeated, the whole of the Sudan would probably be lost. Die deutsche Emin-Pascha Expedition Galerie September 14, 2020 franktactica Hinterlasse einen Kommentar Nach dem Fall von Karthoum im Jahr 1885 und dem Tod des General-Gouverneurs Gordon Pascha beherrschen der Mahdi und seine Anhänger faktisch sämtliche Provinzen des Sudan. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Der Plan von Hicks Pascha sah zunächst vor, von hier aus eine Ketten von befestigten Posten, besetzt mit je 200 Mann bis zum Ziel anzulegen. All loot was supposed to be handed in to the communal hoard, the bayt al-mal. In den 1880ern forderte der „Gottesstaat“ des Mahdi Großbritannien heraus. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. He had arrived in the Sudan with dreams of a knighthood, and later of taking over from the current Sirdar or Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian army, Sir Evelyn Wood, VC. But the Egyptian force had one major weakness: its morale. Hicks was correct in his assessment. ‘They fought in detached groups, each body of men surrounded by [dervishes], who picked them off in turn.’. Vorgeschichte. A British officer who had inspected them in Cairo before departure had been shocked to discover that some had cut off their own trigger-fingers to avoid being re-enlisted. He had taken on the largest government force ever sent into the region and annihilated it. W. Dennistoun Sword, Henry S. L. Alford: Egyptian Soudan. Since then, Khedive Tewfiq had ruled only in name. THE WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION – FRANCE. That most of the enemy were fellow Muslims mattered not a jot. Among the corpses was that of Klootz’s former commander, Lieut. Reluctantly agreeing to take this route, Hicks planned to leave small garrisons at intervals along it to safeguard a withdrawal. Hicks was worried. When the Mahdists captured el Obeid, severing all Slatin's links with Khartoum and Hicks Pasha's expedition was annihilated at the Battle of Shaykan in 1883, Slatin finally surrendered to his old enemy the Mahdist Emir Madibbo, refusing to make any further sacrifice of life in a hopeless cause. Throughout the summer of … They had been pressing forward for no more than an hour when the dervishes launched their final devastating charge. The Egyptian forces quickly formed into a defensive square. Mit dieser nahm er 1867/68 an der Expedition … Seven slaves in the service of the Mahdi’s own uncle, Sayid Mohammad Taha, had their right hands and left feet slashed off publicly for concealing plunder. Left to right, Albanian Bashi Bazouk (Infantry), Kurd (Cavalry), Sudanese Regular, Bosnian Bashi Bazouk (Infantry), Syrian Bashi Bazouk, Egyptian Cuirssier, in Shirt of Mail, with Pot Helmet and LInked Hood Similar to that Worn by the Saracens of Saladia". Hicks was a good officer but felt unable to delegate, because none of his men had had staff experience. Those who had not believed could either profess themselves convinced, or go along for the ride. The rebellion was led by a Muslim holy man named Mohammad Ahmad, who claimed to be the Mahdi – the direct successor of the Prophet Mohammad. On the night of 3 November the Egyptians dug in behind earthworks, the remains of which were still to be found fifty years afterwards. Either by mistake or by design, their guides led them astray, and they soon found themselves surrounded. September 1883 verließ Hicks mit dem Expeditionsheer Khartum zur Rückeroberung von al-Ubayyid und der Provinz Kordofan. The scrub here was so dense, in fact, that the force was unable to keep formation. Übertritt zum Islam. Feuer und Schwert im Sudan: Statin Pascha 63 Ein österreichischer 65 Offizier in Afrika Als Gouverneur 67 von Darfur Ubertritt zum Islam 73 Kapitulation Gefangennahme und 75 5. Those who had believed from the beginning that he was the Messiah foretold in legend could point to Shaykan as proof. The Egyptian colonial government had walked into this massacre through over-confidence and a desire for decisive action. Its Loss and Recovery. Hicks, who had de facto authority in the Sudan, could have disputed the Khedive’s instructions by arguing that his superiors in Cairo were unaware of conditions on the ground. The Khedive Tewfiq, unfettered by advice from Malet, also chose to ignore Stewart’s warning. In March 1883 a British officer, Lieut. It had been impressed on him, though, that his appointment was a fine opportunity to distinguish himself. The riflemen in the flanking squares were so exhausted and racked with thirst that they could hardly focus. Er war Befehlshaber der ägyptischen Truppen in der Schlacht von El Obeid. The Kordofan expedition was made up of about 8,000 Egyptian regulars, 1,000 bashi-bazouk cavalry, 100 tribal irregulars and 2,000 camp followers. What Hicks did not know was that the Egyptian fellahin had a traditional terror of the desert. ( Log Out /  The Egyptian officials decided to capture him and, despite Hicks' reluctance, planned an expedition from their current location at Duem on the Nile to El Obeid, about 200 miles away. If he failed, they believed – quite wrongly – that they could wash their hands of the whole matter. ‘I had the greatest difficulty in keeping myself from breaking down,’ he said, ‘when I saw the mutilated corpses of those with whom but a short while before I had laughed and spoken.’, The savage attack by forty thousand screaming dervishes had smashed into the Egyptian column in the forest of Shaykan, Kordofan Province, in the western Sudan, that morning, 5 November 1883. Some of the dead were smouldering from bullets fired at point-blank range. Colonel William Hicks, also known as Hicks Pasha,, British soldier, entered the Bombay Army in 1849, and served through the Indian mutiny, being mentioned in despatches for good conduct at the action of Sitka Ghaut in 1859. The force was, in the words of Winston Churchill, "perhaps the worst army that has ever marched to war"--unpaid, untrained, undisciplined, its soldiers having more in common with their enemies than with their officers. Learn how your comment data is processed. General Gordon, der den Sudan evakuieren sollte, beschloss aber, um Khartum zu kämpfen. The crowd went wild with excitement. Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, a Liberal, was reluctant to get drawn into affairs in the Sudan. Between two and three hundred Egyptian soldiers who had survived by hiding under the piles of dead were herded together. He had survived more than twenty actions in India and Abyssinia, and had been mentioned in dispatches twice. Im Mai 1882 übernahm Abd al-Qadir Pascha das Amt des Generalgouverneurs der ägyptischen Sudan-Provinzen. 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Men rushed to kiss his feet, and to touch his robes, while others hurled themselves flat and kissed the ground on which his camel had walked. If they were not Mahdists, they were unbelievers. Later, some of the tribesmen swore they had actually seen these dark angels on the battlefield. His government was determined to show the British they were still capable of handling trouble in their own back yard. Das Ende Hicks-Expedition der 55 4. The men were drunk with victory, moving to a mesmerizing chant of la ilaha illa-llah (there is no god but Allah). Nach der Auflösung der Armee der Ostindien-Kompanie diente Hicks in der British Indian Army. Ousted in 1879 and replaced by the nationalist Colonel ‘Arabi Pasha, he had been reinstated by the British after the battle of Tel el-Kebir in 1882. September 1883 rückte Hicks mit 14.000 ägyptischen Soldaten den Nil aufwärts bis nach Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache. The Mahdi was believed to be replete with baraka, the mystical life force possessed by all holy men, which could be passed on by touch. Fifty-three years old, married with two children, his ambition was to obtain a secure full-time post in the Egyptian service. The Mahdi's forces had grown spectacularly, and by 1883 British sources placed their size at 200,000, although that is almost certainly an overestimate. Power was supposed to accompany Hicks but was providentially evacuated back to Khartoum with dysentery on the third day out. Almost every bullet found a target, and the Egyptians fired back ineffectually at their invisible assailants. The British advisers to the Egyptian government gave tacit consent for another expedition. Der Fall von Khartum und Gordons Tod 81 Gordons Mission im Mahdi-Aufstand 81 Die Belagerung 87 Slatins Konflikt mit 89 Gordon Die verspätete … Now the water supply was almost exhausted, the men and animals were tormented by thirst and heat, and when the guides were questioned about the distance from El Obeyd they … Zusammensetzung des ägyptischen Expeditionsheeres. By dawn the next day – 4 November – the Mahdi’s riflemen had crept through the scrub to within yards of the enemy. The Egyptian Governor, Rauf Pasha, decided that the only solution to the growing rebellion was a fight, and against the advice of his British advisors started to raise an army of his own. Having attained his wish, it would have seemed churlish of him to refuse to march. Dervish horsemen had charged to within a few yards of the square, but had been flattened by volleys from the Egyptian troops. William Hicks (* 1830; † November 1883 bei El Obeid im Sudan), auch Hicks Pascha genannt, war ein britischer Offizier und ägyptischer Generalmajor. Many of the troops had been captured by the British fighting for the Egyptian nationalist leader, Colonel ‘Arabi Pasha, at Tel el-Kebir in the Nile Delta the previous year. Colonel William Hicks was a British soldier, entered the Bombay Army in 1849, and served through the Indian mutiny, being mentioned in despatches for good conduct at … When the stench of the dead grew too oppressive, the dervishes decamped for el-Obeid. As for Hicks himself, his name had been literally picked out of a hat in Cairo’s Shepheard’s Hotel. ‘Almost at the same instant,’ said Mohammad Nur al-Barudi, Hicks’s cook, who had survived after being shot and slashed with a sword, ‘the dervishes simultaneously attacked from the woods on both sides and from front and rear. Their best weapon was the country, and they had used it brilliantly. Colonel John Donald Hammill Stewart of the 11th Hussars, had been sent to Khartoum. Als Gouverneur von Darfur. The real authority in Egypt was Her Britannic Majesty’s agent in Cairo, Sir Edward Malet. To the dervishes, all fair-skinned foreigners, British, Austrian, German, Egyptian, Albanian, Anatolian, Circassian or Greek, Christian or Muslim, were ‘Turks’, and fuel for the fire. ‘The bullets are flying in all directions,’ wrote Major Arthur Herlth, an Austrian cavalry officer on Hicks’s staff, ‘and camels, mules and men keep dropping down; we are all cramped up together, so the bullets cannot fail to strike. William Hicks may refer to: . Da man aber fürchtet kleine Abteilungen … ‘[Hicks] was full of courage like an elephant,’ said Sheikh ‘Ali Gulla, a dervish wounded earlier in the fighting. It was an ideal spot for an ambush. These included the Sheikh of the Kinana tribe from the White Nile, and fourteen of his men, who had been blown to shreds by a single artillery shell – proving, at least, that Hicks’s men did get their guns into action. Then, in January 1883, Kordofan’s capital, el-Obeid, had fallen. His biggest mistake, though, was in allowing his instincts and experience to be overruled by ‘Ala ad-Din. The Mahdist Uprising in Sudan 1881-85, Perry Miniatures 2010, ISBN 978-0-9561842-1-4 (englisch). The new Sudan Governor will likely make a muck of things and then all Hell will break loose as the Mahdi increases his number of followers. Feuer und Schwert im Sudan: Slatin Pascha. From the day Hicks left the White Nile at ed-Duem on 22 September, three thousand rebel scouts shadowed him all the way. Nach vereitelter Festnahme floh dessen Anführer, Muhammad Ahmad, mit seinen Anhängern nach Gedir in das Nuba-Gebirge. On the day after the victory, there had been a hundred-gun salute in the town. The Dervish will close in from the south and cut off communications between Kartoum … Squares fired on each other, on friends and enemies… the surging mass of dervishes now completely circled the force and gradually closed in on them.’ Any remnants of discipline among Hicks’s force evaporated. They outnumbered the Egyptians at least four to one, and believed they were fighting for God. Here, in April, his field force had held steady and had scored one of a handful of victories against the rebels in the past two years. With Records of the Services of the Officers (1896 - … God’s Expected One!’ Mohammad Ahmad had performed a miracle. Besides, the Mahdi had assured his men that they were invulnerable. He had declared that the enemy’s bullets would turn to water. Hicks' force was composed mostly of Egyptian soldiers who had been imprisoned after fighting in the Urabi Revolt. Der Fall von Khartum und Gordons Tod. This gave Hicks no choice but to turn north to another pool with the unenticing name of Fula al-Masarin, the ‘Pool of the Entrails’. ‘He feared nothing… the bravest of all the brave men I have known.’ Afterwards, the heads of both Hicks and Seckendorff were cut off and carried as trophies to the dervish camp, where Klootz was required to identify them. His followers were known as daraweesh, after the Sudanese colloquial word for ‘holy men’ – anglicized as ‘dervishes’. In June, he had suggested that the army should be used simply to defend the Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, and the Jazira – the area to the south between the Blue and White Niles. Now, there were scenes of savage ecstasy as the victorious warriors marched in trailing shrouds of dust. By early 1883, though, it had become clear that if el-Obeid was not retaken the whole of the Sudan might be lost. The only organized resistance came from the eleven European officers and their bodyguard of Bashi-Bazuks, or irregular cavalry – mostly Turks, Albanians and Shaygiyya tribesmen from the northern Sudan. The squares fractured into thrashing knots of men, who were cut to pieces. In any case, he had his Krupps and Nordenfeldts, and hoped these modern weapons would make up for his worthless soldiers. Am 9. The small garrisons, ‘Ala ad-Din said, would in any case be picked off piecemeal by the rebels. Nobody who had witnessed the treatment of looters at Shaykan was now likely to dispute Mohammad Ahmad’s claim – at least not in public. ( Log Out /  So we contented ourselves with skirmishing and firing rifles at the [enemy]. London: Kegan … It had left the comfort of the Nile at Duem and, using local guides, had entered the waterless wastes of Kordofan. The only obstacle that remained to the sirat al-mustaqim – the straight path of true Islam – lay three hundred miles to the east, where a thin grey line of soldiers manned the ramparts of Khartoum. Instead of showing a firm hand, though, Gladstone’s government had allowed Hicks’s men to go like lambs to the slaughter. Slatins Konflikt mit Gordon . He knew that he was no longer leading a rebellion. Klootz saw one dead soldier hanging suspended from a huge baobab tree, where he had probably climbed in a futile attempt to escape the slaughter. The Suomen Ilmavoimat (Finnish Air Force). His stallion wounded, he slipped out of the saddle and fought the enemy off with his blade, until he was speared to death. They carried supplies for 50 days on an immense baggage train consisting of 5,000 camels. Hicks Expedition [edit | edit source] With the Egyptian government now passing largely under British control (see; History of modern Egypt and Anglo-Egyptian War (1882)), the European powers became increasingly aware of the troubles in the Sudan. They initially stayed near Khartoum and met small portions of the Mahdist forces on April 29, near the fort of Kawa, on the Nile, beating them off without too much trouble. Neither Hicks nor any of his senior officers were among them. Eine ägyptische Expedition aus al-Kawwa wurde von Fadl Allah Mitte Dezember 1882 geschlagen. Am 9. Greek Bashi Bazouk from the Turkish Provences, Fella or Regular Egyptian … Below - Egyptian Army officers in the Sudan, during the period of Hicks' Expedition force. As an Englishman in the service of the Egyptian Khedive, though, Hicks was in a difficult position. Anfang August übertrug man Hicks den Oberbefehl über alle im Sudan stehenden ägyptischen Truppen, mit der Aufgabe eine Expedition nach Kordofan, zur Rückeroberung El-Obeids, durchzuführen. The army also carried some ten mountain guns, four Krupp field guns and six Nordenfeldt machine guns. Finally, after the captured guns, came the Mahdi himself, mounted on a white camel. Had Hicks followed his instincts he might still have prevailed. His Foreign Secretary, George Leveson-Gower, Lord Granville, had obliged Malet to carry on the pretence that, in its relations with the Sudan, the Egyptian government was in fact independent. Tribesmen who had cached weapons or treasure on the battlefield for later collection were flogged with hippo-hide whips until they died or revealed where it was. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Long before, though, he had confidently predicted that all Hicks’s Krupps and machine-guns would not deter the Mahdi’s fanatics. The government still possessed garrisons in the other provinces, some of them commanded by Europeans – Frank Lupton in Bahr al-Ghazal, Emin Pasha in Fashoda, Rudolf von Slatin in Darfur. Almost all had obtained forged certificates proving that they could not be called on for further service. In 1861 he became captain, and in the First came the banners, scarlet, black and green, followed by ranks of footmen tens of thousands strong. These and the other dervish dead were buried with simple ceremony, while the enemy dead were left for the vultures. It was unseasonally hot, and by evening the Egyptian soldiers were too thirsty and demoralized to build a thorn enclosure – a zariba. William Hicks, geboren im Jahr 1830, trat 1849 als Fähnrich in das Heer der Britischen Ostindien-Kompanie ein. He neglected strategy and intelligence. The balance of power had tipped, and he now had the Sudan in the palm of his hand. 1857 kämpfte er im indischen Sepoy-Aufstand. The Khedive Tewfiq had at first dismissed the rebellion as a local disturbance by religious fanatics. He hired a number of European officers to lead his force, placing them under the command of William "Billy" Hicks, a retired colonel who had experience in India and Abyssinia. ‘No proper formation could be preserved among the soldiers,’ an unnamed survivor said. So wollte er die Versorgung und den Rückweg der Armee sichern. The Destruction of Army Group Center, 1944. Frank Power’s observations had proved tragically prescient. His warriors had charged modern rifles, cannons and machine-guns, armed only with swords, spears and sticks. They were released for service in From this day on, the Mahdi became an object of veneration. Der Generalgouverneur (hikimdar) der ägyptischen Sudan … They were stripping the corpses of everything – weapons, ammunition, boots, watches, even the blood-soaked uniforms themselves. A few hundred dervishes had been killed. Kapitulation und Gefangennahme. We are faint and weary and have no idea what to do…’ The firefight continued all day. The very water with which he made his ablutions was collected and handed out as a cure-all for ailments. Sir Evelyn Baring, who took over Malet’s job three days after Hicks had left, had been opposed to the expedition from the start. In September, the Khedive Tewfiq had sent the Hicks expedition to recapture el-Obeid and put an end to the Mahdi once and for all. Definition, Rechtschreibung, Synonyme und Grammatik von 'hicksen' auf Duden online nachschlagen. He had once won the Iron Cross for bravery with the Uhlans, but still he was nauseated by what he saw on the battlefield. On the southern course, the expedition was in hostile territory. Der … ‘What must be the condition of an army,’ he had written in his journal after Klootz had absconded, ‘when even a European servant deserts to the enemy?’, Klootz, a tall, blond Berliner with socialist notions, had joined the dervishes at er-Rahad a week previously and had converted to Islam. The bodies were scattered over a distance of two miles through the thorn-scrub: eleven thousand Egyptian soldiers and camp-followers in piles, hacked, stabbed and shot to ribbons. The tips of their leaf-bladed spears danced and scintillated, still stained with the enemy’s blood. ‘We dervishes were anxious to attack at once,’ said Bela Ahmad Siraj, one of the Mahdi’s men, interviewed years later, ‘but the Mahdi restrained us. Mahdist Wars in Sudan 1881-a Sudanese Islamic cleric, Muhammad Ahmad, proclaimed himself the Mahdi. Hicks, William, 1830-1883 Sudan -- History -- 1881-1899 road to Shaykan: letters of General William Hicks Pasha written during the Sennar and Kordofan campaigns, 1883 SAD.866/5/1-46. Swarms of dervishes were moving among them, dipping their ten-foot-long spears ritually in the wounds. They had wheeled and fired blindly into the mêlée, killing their own comrades as well as the enemy. Die Sennar-Expedition von 1882 war ein Feldzug der Ägypter gegen pro-mahdistische Aufstände in der Provinz Sennar. Even the Mahdi himself had not expected such a complete victory. Clip from the 1966 movie "Khartoum" (134 min; USA 128 min). On point of the column when the attack came, they drew up with their backs to a baobab tree, and fought to the last man. ‘It is most important that this campaign is a successful one,’ he had written in January, ‘as the retention or loss of the Sudan depends on it.’6 Originally sent to Khartoum as second-in-command, he had fought hard to get himself appointed commander-in-chief. After marching for some time they were set upon by the entire Mahdist army on November 3. The Battle of Shaykan was fought between Anglo-Egyptian forces under the command of Hicks Pasha and forces of Muhammad Ahmad, the self-proclaimed Mahdi, in the woods of Shaykan near Kashgil near the town of El-Obeid on 3–5 November 1883. Only about 500 Egyptian troops managed to escape and make it back to Khartoum. Here, the dervishes operated a scorched-earth policy, moving tribes from their villages, polluting or filling in wells, and manipulating the movement of the column. Hicks was dissuaded from this plan by ‘Ala ad-Din Pasha, a former Ottoman cavalry officer whom Hicks himself had proclaimed civil governor-general of the Sudan, and who was to die with him at Shaykan. Later during the summer of 1883 they heard that the Mahdi himself was besieging El Obeid, a small town set up by the Egyptians some years earlier and now the capital of Kordofan. He had gathered an army of tribesmen and peasants from scratch. Die verspätete Entsatzexpedition. Hicks himself was one of the last to die. Columns had been ambushed and wiped out, garrisons had been slaughtered. ‘Ala ad-Din preferred the more southerly route, along the Khor al-Habl, a seasonal watercourse likely to yield more abundant water. They were released for service in Sudan and accordingly showed little inclination to fight. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Hicks' force was composed mostly of Egyptian soldiers who had been imprisoned after fighting in the Urabi Revolt. After them came the cavalry, trotting, reining in, and launching suddenly into ferocious mock charges, with their spears thrust out. These gave them protection against blades and bullets. The women ululated in shrill voices, chanting, ‘The Mahdi! Gladstone’s government, he said, could not claim to have been unaware of the dangers. Many of the dervishes wore hejabs – magic amulets made of verses from the Quran rolled inside a leather pouch. He had contributed to the massacre by alerting the enemy to the column’s weakness. What if Eisenhower Had Driven On to Berlin? (de) Colonel William Hicks (also known as Hicks Pasha, 1830–1883), British soldier, entered the Bombay Army in 1849, and served through the Indian … When his rounds were spent, he charged a body of dervish horsemen brandishing his sword so maniacally that they actually ran away. 1882-the Mahdist Army had taken complete control over the area surrounding Khartoum. Despite the calumnies poured on him afterwards, he was no fool. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Hicks expedition. Hicks’s force had been moving tactically in three ragged squares, one up and two back. Most had been sent to the Sudan in shackles. According to Father Joseph Ohrwalder, an Austrian Catholic missionary who was a prisoner in el-Obeid at the time, their voices were like the sound of a rushing stream. About one-third of the Egyptian soldiers surrendered and were later freed, while all the officers were killed. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The Khedive was not master in his own country. If, against all odds, Hicks succeeded, they would enjoy the kudos. It should have been formidable weighed against the motley rabble the Mahdi could muster, many of whom were armed with swords, sticks or spears. The regulars' morale plummeted and they started to desert en masse. The leading square had buckled instantly under the onslaught. Those who were not executed later were left to beg in the market place, and eventually died of starvation. It was the largest modern army ever dispatched into the interior of the Sudan: 8,300 infantry, nearly two thousand cavalry, an artillery battery of sixteen Krupp mountain-guns and Nordenfeldt machine-guns, and a baggage-train of two thousand men and some six thousand camels, mules and donkeys. The Mahdi had revived the primitive communism of traditional Islam. Sir William Hicks, 1st Baronet (1596–1680), English Member of Parliament, Royalist officer at the Siege of Colchester; William Hicks (British soldier) (1830–1883), British soldier who served in the Bombay army William Hicks (Cherokee chief) (1769–c. 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