A wonderful collection of the Orders, Decorations and Miniature Medals to this Career Officer.
These consist of General Pagets Original KCB and KCVO as worn in the image above, Clearly these Orders were kept by Paget after being bestowed higher orders, His KCVO is contained in the issue box officially numbererd K144 with corresponding numbers on both the neck and breast badge.
General Sir Arthur Henry Fitzroy Paget, GCB, GCVO, PC (Ire) (1 March 1851 – 8 December 1928) was a soldier who reached the rank of General and served as Commander-in-Chief, Ireland, Where he was partly responsible for the Curragh Incident.
Paget was commissioned into the Scots Guards in 1869. He took part in the Ashanti War in West Africa in 1873 and then served in Sudan and Burma.
During the Second Boer War Colonel Paget temporarily took command of 1st (Guards) Brigade in Lord Methuen's 1st Division after the Battle of Modder River, and then as a Major-General formed and commanded a new 20th Brigade in the same division during Lord Roberts' advance through the Transvaal. Later he commanded an independent column. Paget wrote to French praising his leadership in South Africa, and claiming that respect for him had been his reason for remaining in the Army.
He was appointed General Officer Commanding the 1st Infantry Division within 1st Army Corps in September 1902,and at the same time temporarily assumed command of the 2nd Infantry Brigade in the Marlborough lines at Aldershot, where the Brigade of Guards were to be quartered. Six years later he became General Officer Commanding-in-Chief for Eastern Command in 1908. When GOC Eastern Command in 1909 he seldom visited his office, preferring “other activities”. In 1911, when he “commanded” one of the forces on the Annual Manoeuvres, he did not actually attend, and his BGGS (Brigadier-General, chief of Staff) Aylmer Haldane had to brief him on the train from London to Salisbury so that he could participate in the discussion afterwards.
In 1911 he moved on to be Commander-in-Chief, Ireland