Sirdar

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Military ranks of Egypt
Turco-Egyptian
ranks
(until 1958)
Modern
Egyptian ranks
Western
equivalents
Officers
Mushir
مشير
General of the army/
field marshal
Sirdar
سردار
Fariq awwal
فريق أول
General
Fariq
فريق
Lieutenant general
Liwa
لواء
Major general
Amiralay
أمير آلاي
Amid
عميد
Brigadier
Qaimaqam
قائم مقام
Aqid
عقيد
Colonel
Bimbashi
بكباشي
Muqaddam
مقدم
Lieutenant colonel
Sagh
صاغ
Raid
رائد
Major
Yuzbashi
يوزباشي
Naqib
نقيب
Captain
Mulazim awwal
ملازم أول
First lieutenant
Mulazim thani
ملازم ثاني
Mulazim
ملازم
Second lieutenant
Non-commissioned officers
Shawish
شاويش
Raqib
رقيب
Sergeant
Ombashi
أونباشي
Arif
عريف
Corporal
Soldiers
Askari
عسكري
Jundi
جندي
Private

Sirdar, a variant of Sardar – was assigned to the British Commander-in-Chief of the British-controlled Egyptian Army in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Sirdar resided at the Sirdaria, a three-block-long property in Zamalek which was also the home of British military intelligence in Egypt.

Sirdar Took office Left office Time in office
1
Sir Evelyn Wood
Wood, EvelynSir Evelyn Wood
(1838–1919)
188318851–2 years
2
Lord Grenfell
Grenfell, FrancisLord Grenfell
(1841–1925)
188518926–7 years
3
Lord Kitchener
Kitchener, HerbertLord Kitchener
(1850–1916)
189218996–7 years
4
Sir Reginald Wingate
Wingate, ReginaldSir Reginald Wingate
(1861–1953)
1899191616–17 years
5
Sir Lee Stack
Stack, LeeSir Lee Stack
(1868–1924)
191620 November 1924 †7–8 years
6
Sir Charlton Spinks
Spinks, CharltonSir Charlton Spinks
(1868–1959)
November 192412 January 193712 years, 2 months

References[edit]

  • Raafat, Samir (2001-02-15). "The Sirdaria". Cairo Times. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  • Merriam Webster entry for the word sirdar.