Obituary of Arthur Colin Roberts

Obituary of Arthur Colin Roberts

Lieutenant-Colonel (temp. Brigadier-General) Arthur Colin Roberts, C.M.G., D.S.O., Royal Fusiliers, late commanding a brigade at Salonika, who died after an operation in London on May 17th, was the only surviving son of the late Colonel W. A. Roberts, R.H.A., Chief Constable, Metropolitan Police, and of Mrs. Roberts, of 19, Bullingham Mansions, Kensington. Born in 1870, he joined the Royal Fusiliers at the end of 1890, and became major in 1907, temporary lieutenant- colonel in 1915, and temporary brigadier-general last year. He served in the South African War, taking part in operations in the Transvaal, Orange Free State, and Cape Colony during the early part of 1902, receiving the Queen's medal with four clasps. Afterwards, from the end of 1902 to May, 1904, he was employed with the West African Frontier Force. He went to the front at the opening of the present war, and during his service there he had been mentioned in dispatches and awarded the D.S.O.—The Times.

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    Born 1870

    Died 1917

    British Army Major Royal Fusiliers

    British Army Brigadier General Royal Fusiliers