|1. Memorial:||Freemasons VC Memorial||Great Queen Street|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.133|
|3. Book:||Beyond The Five Points||Pgs. 35-37|
Awards & Titles:
|Victoria Cross |
The Most Noble Order of the Garter
The Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick
Knight Grand Commander of the Star of India
Knight Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Commander of the Indian Empire
The Order of Merit
Knight of Grace the Venerable Order of St. John
Volunteer Officers' Decoration
Early Life :The son of a General, Lord Roberts of Kandahar Pretoria and Waterford was born in Cawnpore, India.
Education & Career :
Eton College, Addiscombe Military Seminary, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Governor of Wellington College from 1899 to 1914. Joined the Indian Army. Nicknamed 'Bobs Bahadur' (Bobs the Lion) and later just 'Bobs'.
- The Indian Rebellion 1857, India.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: General Staff|
|Action : Natural Causes|
Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.
He retired in 1904 and continued to serve the Country: he founded the Pilgrim Society in 1902, was a member of the National Service League, he promoted rifle shooting through his presidency of the National Small-bore Rifle Association (whose targets have a facsimile of his signature to this day), and became vice-president of the Public Schools Alpine Sports Club in 1903. Many of these actions were founded on a belief that there was a need to instill a sense of military training and skill, teamwork, and personal fitness into the population ahead of what he regarded as the inevitable war in Europe
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Khyber No. 582 E.C.||London|
|Joined :||Aldershot Army and Navy No. 1971 E.C.||Hampshire & IOW|
|Joined :||Old Wellingtonian No. 3404 E.C.||London|
|Joined :||Earl Roberts No. 3151 E.C.||London|
|Joined :||King's Colonials No. 3386 E.C.||London|
24th December 1853
20th January 1854
3rd March 1854
He was initiated into Khyber Lodge No 582 on Christmas Eve 1853, a military lodge founded in Peshawar and was made an honorary member of the Old Wellingtoninan Lodge at its second meeting in 1910. He also joined the Aldershot Army & Navy Lodge No 1971, then ruled by the Duke of Connaught & Strathearn, and Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary's Chapel) No 1 (under the Scottish Constitution).
Past Grand Warden
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley
Website : Old Wellingtonian (Heroum Filii) Lodge No. 3404 Researcher : Tom Hawley Website : Wikipedia