Lord Roberts Memorial Fund

Lord Roberts Memorial Fund

June 1914

" In June l914, the trustees of the Fund met for the last time. Lord Roberts was there, and later remarked to a colleague - Miss Acton, that he thought “ a European war was imminent and hoped the Society would expand greatly to deal with the casualties that were bound to come.” Sadly, five months later Lord Roberts' death was announced and Miss Action remembered his words, particularly as Britain was now at war with Germany. She reported her conversion with Roberts to her boss Lord Cheylesmore, the chairman of the Help Society. As a result The Lord Roberts Memorial Fund was launched and soon £500,000 was raised which enabled the first workshop for disabled soldiers to be opened in Fulham in 1915."

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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