Field-Marshal The Rt. Hon. Earl Roberts, V.C., K.G., K.P., G.C.B., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., P.C. Roberts [Facsimile signature in title area.]
Lithograph. 506 x 417mm.
Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, PC (1832-1914) was a distinguished Anglo-Irish soldier and one of the most successful commanders of the Victorian era. He was affectionately known as 'Bobs' by the troops he commanded. He fought in the Indian rebellion, seeing action during the siege and capture of Delhi, and was present at the relief of Lucknow, where he was attached to the staff of Sir Colin Campbell, Commander In Chief, India. In December 1858, Roberts was awarded the Victoria Cross for actions on 2 January of that year at Khudaganj. The battles he participated in include: Umbeyla Campaign (1863), Abyssinian Campaign (1867–1868), Lushai campaign (1871–1872), Second Afghan War, Battle of Kandahar (1880), and Second Boer War (1899-1902).
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