Lieutenant The Honourable Frederick Sherston Roberts

King's Royal Rifle Corps

15th December 1899
Lieutenant The Honourable Frederick Sherston Roberts VC

     Son of Field-Marshal the Earl Roberts, V.C., K.G., Commander-in-Chief. Born at Umballa, India, January 8, 1872, he entered the King's Royal Rifle Corps June 10,1891, and, during the four following years, was on active service on the North-West Frontier of India—including Chitral, receiving medals and clasps and being mentioned in despatches. His heroic bravery at Colenso, December 15, 1899, for which, had he survived, he would (according to the Gazette) have received the Victoria Cross now possessed by his family—is detailed in the account given under the heading of Captain Congreve (V.C.).

   The gun, in the saving of which Lieut. Roberts lost his life, has been presented to his gallant father as a family heirloom by the War Office authorities



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