Sir Robert Sloper
|Born||8 May 1729|
|Died||18 August 1802 73)(aged|
|Commands held||Indian Army|
|Battles/wars||Second Anglo-Mysore War|
Third Anglo-Mysore War
|Awards||Knight Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Educated privately at Bishops Cannings in Wiltshire, Sloper 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 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. 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 KB and appointed Governor of Duncannon Fort in 1795. He was promoted to full General in 1796.
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