Appeal

Appeal

14th December 1908 - 14th December 1909

" Lord Roberts immediately launched an appeal to help them and within seven days £11,500 had been raised, within twelve months £38,000 had been donated. (£1,500,000 today). The money raised, assisted over 800 ex-soldiers many of whom were “Taken from the workhouse and enabled to end their lives in dignity and modest comfort.” The Fund was looked after by The Soldiers and Sailors Help Society and was intended to expire on the death of the last survivor of the Crimea and Mutiny campaigns."

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    Born 1832

    Died 1914

    British Army Field Marshall Royal Artillery

    British Army Field Marshal General Staff