Lot 339

Lieutenant-General Sir John Bagot Glubb, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C., K.P.M., Royal Engineers, Glubb Pasha, Officer Commanding the Arab Legion of Transjordan, 1939-56 Riband bar, on buckram, sewn onto red cloth, bearing the ribbons: Order of the St. Michael & St. George; Distinguished Service Order; Order of the British Empire, 2nd type, military; Military Cross; Kings Police Medal; 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-20; Victory Medal 1914-19; General Service 1918-62; 1939-45 Star; Defence Medal; War Medal 1939-45; Jordan, Order of Al Nahda; Jordan, Order of Al Istiqlal; Arab Legion Medal for W.W.2; Arab Legion Medal for War against Israel 1948; Iraq, Order of El Rafidain, military; together with a khaki tie, some ribbons a little worn, fairly good condition £120-160 John Bagot Glubb was born in 1897 and educated at Cheltenham and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He entered the Royal Engineers as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1915 and served in France where he was three times wounded and awarded the M.C. He resigned his commission in 1926 and became Administrative Inspector for the Iraqi Government. Transferring to Transjordan in 1930, he was the Officer Commanding the Desert Area in 1932 and was Officer Commanding the Arab Legion, Transjordan, 1939-56. He was awarded the K.C.B. in 1956, C.M.G. in 1946; D.S.O. in 1941 and O.B.E. in 1925. Lieutenant-General Sir John Glubb latterly lived at West Wood St. Dunstan, Mayfield, Sussex; he died on 17 March 1986. Sold with a typed letter to Henry Pownall from Lieutenant-General Sir John Glubb, dated 19 August 1967. Dear Mr Pownall, Thank you very much for your kind letter of 13th August. I am sending you herewith a brooch with the medals I used to wear. The K.C.B. is not included because I received it after my dismissal from Jordan, after which I never again wore uniform. ..... [The General goes on to identify his ribbons]. The letter is personally signed in ink. With another letter, addressed to a Mr Woodcock, hand-written and signed by the General, dated 29 October 1978, in which he encloses a khaki tie which he wore, together with a photograph of him wearing it in uniform. With other copied photographs and related newspaper clippings.

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