Lord Roberts Memorial Fund

Lord Roberts Memorial Fund

December 1908

" The idea for the Fund originated in December 1908, when the Daily Telegraph celebrated its half centenary, by holding a dinner for 700 Crimean and Indian mutiny veterans in the Albert Hall. One of the guest speakers there was a much loved and highly decorated soldier, Lord Roberts VC. After paying tribute to the regiments in which they had served, he walked among the veterans and was distressed to learn that many of them were now living in poverty."

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  • Profile picture for Frederick Sleigh Roberts

    Born 1832

    Died 1914

    British Army Field Marshall Royal Artillery

    British Army Field Marshal General Staff