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Militaria, Coins & Medals

16th May 2019 | 10:00AM | Crewkerne Salerooms

Lot 264

THE MEDALS OF BRIGADIER GENERAL (Hon) G.L. SCLATER-BOOTH, 2nd BARON BASING OF BASIN BYFLETE AND OF HODDINGTON. C.B. A group of four medals comprising Companion of the Order of the Bath, Military Division, Gazette p6898, 25/7/1905. Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek, Orange Free State and Transvaal clasps, King's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 and 1902 clasps. The Prussian Order of the Red Eagle with a letter from Buckingham Palace dated November 1911 "I have the honour to inform you that The King has been graciously pleased to give you Private Permission to wear the insignia of the Order of the Red Eagle, which was conferred upon you by the German Emperor and King of Prussia. The first two named to Lt. Col. George Limbrey Basing, 1st Royal Dragoons. The recipient is recorded as commanding a column in 1901-2, mentioned in dispatches twice. A quantity of related items including a Dutch Bible printed in 1882 with a paper label 'picked up at the Battlefield 1900' a further note stating that this was at a Battlefield at the Relief of Ladysmith. 'Marked Testament, South Africa 1900' given to every officer when he went out to the Boer war. A 1 Pond Gold coin, 1893, in green enamel mount 'Given by Serg. Cornwall (?) during the Boer War, Three bullet cases in a box with label 'Bullets from the Battlefield of Colenso. A South Africa 1900 chocolate tin containing remains of the chocolate. A photograph of Wilhelm II (1859-1941) Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia. A Letts's Indian and Colonial Office Diary for 1905 with comprehensive entries. A 1914 Princess Mary tobacco tin containing tobacco and cigarettes and other documents. George Sclater-Booth (1860-1919) was the son of George Sclater-Booth, 1st Baron Basing a Conservative politician who served as President of the Local Government Board under Benjamin Disraeli between 1874 and 1880. This lot contains the 1st Baron's passport dated 25th January 1848 signed by Palmerston and a small quantity of related letters. George Limbrey Sclater-Booth was educated at Eton and Balliol College Oxford he joined the 1st Dragoons as a Captain. Succeeding as 2nd Baron on 22nd October 1894. He retired from the Army in 1906, became Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire and Justice of the Peace for Hampshire. He served with the Territorial Force Association being mobilized in 1914, he gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, Brevet Colonel and finally Honorary Brigadier-General in 1918.

N.B. The two live bullets illustrated have been withdrawn from this lot.

£800 - £1500
5 stars

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the quick packing and posting of my lot. It arrived safe and secure in record time. Very pleased with the piece.”

Paul S

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