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VC449   The Hon. Frederick Hugh Sherston Roberts

BORN   8 January 1872

DIED   17 December 1899   AGE   27

VC Won   15 December 1899   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Battle of Colenso

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   The Hon. Frederick Hugh Sherston Roberts  No.    POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   449   Awards   VC   

Regiment   King's Royal Rifle Corps

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Umballa, India

Place Of Death   Chieveley, Natal, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Chieveley War Cemetery, Chieveley , R74, South of Colenso, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   2 February 1900

VC Presented   1900 by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, to his father


Headstone, Chieveley War Cemetery, Chieveley , R74, South of Colenso, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

P  Memorial, Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire

P  Named on mothers headstone, Priory Road Cemetery, Ascot, Berkshire

Cairn & memorial stone (originally at site of action), Coulson Garden of Remembrance, South Africa

P  Named on lectern, Sandhurst Memorial Chapel, Camberley, Surrey

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire

P  Brass memorial, Luptons Tower, Eaton College, Windsor, Berkshire

Named on Boer War Memorial, Eaton College, Windsor, Berkshire

By The Way…

Son of (231) Frederick Sleigh Roberts (later Earl Roberts VC)

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



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