Coach Panel of General Sir Rupert Sloper, 1790
Coach Panel of General Sir Rupert Sloper, 1790
Coach Panel of General Sir Rupert Sloper, 1790
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Coach Panel of General Sir Rupert Sloper, 1790

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Overall: 34cm x (13.5in) x 29cm (11.4in)

Polychrome coach panel displaying the arms of General Sir Rupert Sloper (1729-1802); Commander in Chief in India in 1785-86. Contained in period rosewood frame.

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General Sir Rupert Sloper (1729-1802) of West Woodhay House, Berkshire, was commissioned into the 10th Dragoons being promoted to Major in 1755. He was appointed Commanding Officer of 1st King's Dragoon Guards in 1759 and subsequently saw service in Flanders and Germany. He was appointed Governor of Hurst Castle in 1767. In 1778 he served in Ireland and from 1779 he was sent to India seeing service in the Second Anglo-Mysore War as well as the Third Anglo-Mysore War. In 1785 he became Acting Commander-in-Chief in Madras and from July 1785 he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, India. In May 1788 he was invested  Knight of the Bath and appointed Governor of Duncannon Fort in 1795. He was promoted to full General in 1796. He is buried in a vault under the main aisle of St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Hampshire and has a memorial on the wall of St Mary's Church, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire.