Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (18 & 19 July 2018)

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Date of Auction: 18th & 19th July 2018

Sold for £2,000

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,600

A C.B.E. and Great War D.S.O. group of eight awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel A. J. H. Sloggett, The Rifle Brigade

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E. (Military) 2nd type neck badge; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R.; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Lieut. A. J. H. Sloggett. Rifle: Bde:) the last two clasps contemporary tailor’s copies; 1914 Star, with copy clasp (Capt: A. J. H. Sloggett. Rif: Brig.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Lt. Col. A. J. H. Sloggett.); Defence Medal; Delhi Durbar 1911, some small enamel chips to centres of D.S.O., otherwise very fine or better (8) £2000-2600

Footnote

Provenance: Michael Haines Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, December 2002.

D.S.O. London Gazette 1 January 1918.

M.I.D. London Gazette 21 December 1917.

Arthur John Henry Sloggett was born on 4 May 1882, only son of Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Sloggett, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., and educated at Harrow and R.M.C. Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the 1st Battalion on 13 March 1901 and served with the battalion in the Boer War. He was adjutant of the 4th Battalion 1907-10, and was promoted to Captain in 1911, to Major in 1916, and to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1917.

Sloggett transferred to the 2nd Battalion in 1911 and served with that battalion in France from 2 November 1914. He was a Staff Captain 1915-16, G.S.O. 3 1916, and Brigade Major 1916-17. He then commanded the 7th Battalion in France in 1917, being mentioned in despatches and awarded the D.S.O. He was posted to the 5th Battalion in 1919 and retired in 1923. He retired to Devon in 1924, became a Deputy Lieutenant for that county, and was appointed C.B.E. in 1949 for his work in the Cadet Force. Sloggett was a fine raquets player, winning the Raquet Championship in Poona and becoming army singles champion in 1920. He was also a fine all round cricketer. Colonel Sloggett died at his residence at Paignton, Devon, on 13 December 1950.

Sold with a good personal photograph album, the front cover embossed ‘Malta 1906. A.J.H.S.’, covering regimental and other events whilst stationed in Malta 1906-08.