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Statue: Roberts statue

Erection date: 30/5/1924


{On the front of the plinth:}

{On the back of the plinth:}
Field Marshal Earl Roberts VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, VD. Born in India 1832. Died in France 1914. Commander -in-chief in India 1885 - 1893. Commander-in-Chief of the British Army 1901 - 1904.
Indian Mutiny 1857 - 58, Umbeyla 1863, Abyssinia 1868, Eushai 1871-72, Afghanistan 1878-80, Burma 1886, South Africa 1900

Unveiled by the Duke of Connaught and we thank Jamie Davis for finding this link to the British Pathe news film of the unveiling. This is a smaller copy of a statue erected in Calcutta of which there is also a copy in Glasgow. It was considered by  G. F. Watts as "the finest equestrian statue of modern times". 

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SW1, Horse Guards Parade

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Earl Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar

British field marshal, served in India and the Boer War. Born India to an Iri...

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Harry Bates

Sculptor.  Born Stevenage.  the picture source gives a good bio, and has phot...

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Duke Arthur of Connaught, Field Marshall

Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. Third son of Queen Victoria. After WW1 if y...

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