Frederick Sleigh Roberts
Field Marshal Lord Roberts of Kandahar, V.C., K.G., K.P., G.C.B., O.M., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E. 
1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria, and Waterford


BRITISH HONOURS & DECORATIONS

Victoria Cross (V.C.)
Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (K.G.)
Knight of the Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick (K.P.)
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (G.C.B.)
Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India (G.C.S.I)
Knight Grand Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (G.C.I.E.)
Knight of Justice, Order of St. John  Knight of Justice of the Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem 
Order of Merit (O.M.)
Indian Mutiny Medal (1857-1858)
Abyssinian War Medal (1867-1868)
Afghan War Medal (1878-1880)
Kabul to Kandahar Star (1880)
India General Service Medal (1854-1895)
India General Service Medal (1895-1902)
Queen's South Africa Medal (1899-1902)
King's South Africa Medal (1901-1902)
   

 
Lord Roberts was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry in the face of the enemy while serving as a Lieutenant in the Bengal Horse Artillery (Indian Army) during the Indian Mutiny. The Victoria Cross is Britain's highest award for gallantry. In 1899, his son, Frederick Hugh Sherston Roberts, was awarded the V.C. posthumously for his actions at the Battle of Colenso during the South African War.
Background and short biography of Lord Roberts
In his autobiography, Forty-One Years in India, London, 1897, Lord Roberts recounts the Siege of Delhi (1857) during the Indian Mutiny (Chapters XIII through XIX).
Perspectives on the South African War
A collection of links to primary and contemporary resources on the war in South Africa.

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