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The Douglas-Morris Collection of Naval Medals The impressive group of Orders and Medals awarded to Admiral Sir Arthur Moore, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., C.M.G., Royal Navy, Commander-in-Chief, Cape Station, during the Boer War The Most Honourable Order of The Bath, G.C.B. (Military) sash badge and breast star in silver-gilt and enamels; The Royal Victorian Order, G.C.V.O., sash badge and breast star in silver-gilt and enamels, both pieces officially numbered on the reverse ‘315’; The Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., breast badge in gold and enamels, complete with gold ribbon buckle, some enamel chipping to both centres; Jubilee 1897, silver; Coronation 1911; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 1 clasp, Tel-El-Kebir (Comdr. A. W. Moore, R.N., H.M.S. Orion) impressed naming; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Rear Adml. A. W. Moore, C.B., C.M.G., R.N. H.M.S. Gibraltar) impressed naming; Khedive’s Star 1882; Order of the Medjidie, 3rd class neck badge by Paul Stopin, Paris, silver, gold and enamels, enamel chipped on Crescent suspension; Royal Humane Society, small bronze medal (Successful) (Lieut. A. W. Moore R.N. H.M.S. “Glasgow” 7 Oct. 1874) generally very fine or better (12) Footnote See colour plate VI. Arthur William Moore was one of the large number of ‘rectory admirals’, his father being the Rev. Edward Moore honorary canon of Canterbury, and Rector of Frightened, Kent, while his great-grandfather was John Moore Archbishop of Canterbury in 1783-1805. The Admiral’s mother was a daughter of the fourth Duke of Buccleuch. Born on 30 July 1847 Sir Arthur entered the Navy as a Cadet in December 1860, became a Lieutenant in May 1870 and a year later was appointed to the frigate GLASGOW, Flagship of the Commander-in-Chief in the East Indies. While in her he was awarded the bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society for gallantry in rescuing an Ordinary Seaman of the ship who fell overboard. In February 1877 he became First Lieutenant of the corvette CHARYBDIS in China. Having ben transferred in January 1881 to the battleship INVINCIBLE, in the Mediterranean, he was promoted Commander out of her in December of the same year. Six months later he joined the ORION, armour plated corvette, of which he was Commander during the Egyptian war. He was present at the occupation of Ismailia, and was afterwards in Command of the Naval Flotilla on the Sweet Water Canal, which was organised for the transport of stores to the front and for the conveyance of sick and wounded to the base. He was also present at the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir. His Egyptian services, in addition to the medal and clasp for Tel-el-Kebir, the Khedive's bronze star, and the third Class of the Medjidie, brought him early promotion to Captain on 27 June 1884. His first service after promotion was as Flag Captain in the BACCHANTE (the ship in which King George and his brother sailed round the world as Cadets) to Rear Admiral Sir Frederick Richards, Commander in Chief in the East Indies where he was for three years from April 1885. After Commanding the small cruiser MEDEA in the Naval manoeuvres of 1889 he was sent as one of the British representatives to the Anti-Slavery Congress which met in November of that year at Brussels. For this duty he was qualified by his experience of the slave traffic on the east coast of Africa. In 1890-91 he served as a member of the Australian Defence Commission, and on the completion of this duty was made a C.M.G. The rest of his Captain’s time was occupied by sea service in Command of the DREADNOUGHT in the Mediterranean, and by the Command of the Cadet’s training ship BRITANNIA at Dartmouth. His term in the latter was marked by some drastic reforms, chiefly disciplinary, and he inaugurated the system whereby each Lieutenant of the ship had special charge of a team of Cadets from the entry until they passed out, acting as their instructor, monitor, and ‘sea daddy’ during the whole period of their time on board. The plan worked so w

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Titel: The Douglas-Morris Collection of Naval Medals (Par... (12 February 1997)
Auktionsdatum: 12.02.1997
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