Robert Sloper
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Robert Sloper

Sir Robert Sloper
Born8 May 1729 (1729-05-08)
Died18 August 1802 (1802-08-19) (aged 73)
Allegiance Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branchBritish Army
RankGeneral
Commands heldIndian Army
Battles/warsSecond Anglo-Mysore War
Third Anglo-Mysore War
AwardsKnight Companion of the Order of the Bath

General Sir Robert Sloper KB (8 May 1729 - 18 August 1802) was Commander-in-Chief, India.

Military career

Educated privately at Bishops Cannings in Wiltshire, Sloper was commissioned into the 10th Dragoons being promoted to Major in 1755.[1] He was appointed Commanding Officer of 1st King's Dragoon Guards in 1759 and subsequently saw service in Flanders and Germany.[1] He was appointed Governor of Hurst Castle in 1767. [2]

In 1778 he was deployed to 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.[1] In 1785 he became Acting Commander-in-Chief in Madras and from July 1785 he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, India.[1] In May 1788 he was invested KB and appointed Governor of Duncannon Fort in 1795. He was promoted to full General in 1796.[1]

He lived at West Woodhay House at West Woodhay in Berkshire and is buried at St. Martin's Church in East Woodhay in Hampshire.[3]

Family

He was married to Jane Willis with whom he had six sons and four daughters.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Biographies of People who worked in British India by Tom and Wendy Dailly
  2. ^ Beatson, Robert. A Political Index to the Histories of Great Britain & Ireland; Or ..., Volume 2. p. 165.
  3. ^ Humphreys Family Tree
  4. ^ Notes & Queries Oxford Journals, 1947

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Military offices
Preceded by
George Warde
Colonel of the 14th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
1778-1797
Succeeded by
John Egerton
Preceded by
Giles Stibbert
Commander-in-Chief, India
1785-1786
Succeeded by
Charles Cornwallis



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