The Hon Lieutenant Frederick Hugh Sherston Roberts, 1899 (c)

Julian Story

 
The Hon Lieutenant Frederick Hugh Sherston Roberts, 1899 (c)
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

The Hon Lieutenant Frederick Hugh Sherston Roberts, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 1899 (c).

Oil on canvas by Julian Story (1850-1919), 1901.

This posthumous portrait depicts Frederick Roberts VC (1872-1899), the only son of Field Marshal Earl Roberts VC. Commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 1891, Roberts was aide-de-camp to General Sir Redvers Buller, the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, at the start of the Boer War (1899-1902). . Roberts was the first person to be awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross after he was mortally wounded in action at Colenso on 15 December 1899. He had previously served on the North West Frontier, being Mentioned in Despatches during the Waziristan Expedition of 1894-1895.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
36555
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1960-05-320-1

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