Field Marshal Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts

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Died: Saturday 14 November 1914 (aged 82)

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Record:
ROBERTS, Sir FREDERICK SLEIGH
Additional information:
1st Earl of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford. Born at Cawnpore, India. Privy Counsellor. Son of the late Gen. Sir Abraham Roberts, G.C.B., and the late Lady Roberts; husband of the late Countess Roberts, C.I., R.R.C., of Englemere, Ascot, Berks. Educated at Eton, Sandhurst and Addiscombe. Commissioned to the Bengal Artillery (Dec., 1851); served throughout the Indian Mutiny 1857 (V.C.); and the Abyssinian (1867-68) and Lushai (1871-72) Expeditions. Also served in the Afghanistan Campaign (1878-80) and Commanded the Kabul-Kandahar Field Force Aug.-Sept., 1880. Commanded the Forces in Ireland (1895-99); Commander-in-Chief in the South African War (1899-1900). Commander-in-Chief in India (1885-93) and at Home (1901-04). Master Gunner of St. James' Park and Colonel-in-Chief of Overseas and Indian Forces in the United Kingdom during the Great War.
Cemetery:
ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
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United Kingdom

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Name:
Field Marshal Roberts
Context:
other
Date:
12 Nov 1914
Diary:
6 DIVISION: 2 Battalion Leinster Regiment (page 60)
Name:
Field Marshal Roberts
Context:
other
Date:
12 Nov 1914
Diary:
2 INDIAN CAVALRY DIVISION: 34 Poona Horse (page 34)
Name:
Field Marshal Roberts
Context:
other
Date:
12 Nov 1914
Diary:
3 INDIAN (LAHORE) DIVISION: 9 Battalion Bhopal Infantry (page 28)
Name:
Field Marshal Roberts
Context:
other
Date:
17 Nov 1914
Diary:
1 CAVALRY DIVISION: 1/1 Warwickshire Battery Royal Horse Artillery (page 15)
Name:
Field Marshal Lord Roberts
Context:
commander
Date:
12 Nov 1914
Diary:
3 INDIAN (LAHORE) DIVISION: 34 Sikh Pioneers (page 170)
Name:
commander Field Marshal Roberts
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Date:
12 Nov 1914
Diary:
7 INDIAN (MEERUT) DIVISION: 39 Garhwal Rifles (page 474)
Name:
other Lord Roberts
Context:
Killed in action
Date:
14 Nov 1914
Diary:
1 CAVALRY DIVISION: 7 Brigade Royal Horse Artillery and Ammunition Column (page 18)
Name:
casualty_kia Lord Roberts
Context:
Date:
15 Nov 1914
Diary:
7 INDIAN (MEERUT) DIVISION: 2/3 Battalion Gurkha Rifles (page 23)
Name:
Lieutenant Roberts
Context:
Date:
15 Nov 1914
Diary:
2 DIVISION: 1 Battalion Irish Guards (page 90)
Name:
Field Marshal Earl Roberts
Context:
other
Date:
17 Nov 1914
Diary:
5 DIVISION: 6 Battalion Cheshire Regiment (page 7)