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The Medals of Sir Robert Chapman, CB, CMG, CBE, DSO, TD

Lot 1505 (The Medal Auction, including the David Mabon Collection, 11th July 2019)

£5,000 - £10,000

Buyer's premium: 26.4% (inc. VAT)

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The Medals of Sir Robert Chapman, CB, CMG, CBE, DSO, TD, comprising: Order of the Bath silver gilt sash bedge, by Garrard & Co, (cica 1958), The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George enamelled silver sash badge, Commander of the Order of the British Empire enamelled silver gilt badge, Knights Bachelor badge, Distinguished Service Order, Order of St John cross, 1914-15 star, British War medal and Victory medal (Major / Lieutenant Colonel R. Chapman, Royal Field Artillery), Defence medal, George VI Coronation and Silver Jubilee medals, George V Territorial Decoration, Elizabeth II Efficiency Decoration and three bars, enamelled silver South Shields Mayoral presentation dated 1931-2 to front and presented in 1957, Legion d'Honneur and YMCA badge.

Notes: Sir Robert Chapman, CB, CMG, CBE, DSO, DL. (3 March 1880 – 31 July 1963). He was commissioned into the 3rd Durham Royal Garrison Artillery. He served in the First World War, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and being awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 11th January 1916 (London Gazette 29438 page 572). In 1917 he was awarded the Legion 'd'Honneur (London Gazette 30043 page 4164). He was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in December 1917 (London Gazette 30450 page 6). He became a Brevet Colonel in 1924 and substantive Colonel in 1925. He became the Honorary Colonel of his former regiment in 1935, retiring from the army in 1937. Chapman was elected at the 1931 General Election as MP for the Houghton-le-Spring constituency but lost the seat in 1935. He was High Sheriff of Durham from 1940 to 1941. In 1958 he was created a Baronet of Cleadon in the County of Durham.