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Fred Roberts Victoria Cross Controversy

 

 

NAME ROBERTS, Frederick Sleigh, Lieutenant, Bengal Artillery, Indian Army
AGE 25
NATIONALITY Irish
CITATION On 2 January 1858 at Khodagunge, India,  on following up the retreating enemy, Lieutenant Roberts saw in the distance two sepoys going away with a standard. He immediately gave chase, overtaking them just as they were about to enter a village.  Although one of them fired at him the lieutenant was not hit and he took possession of the standard, cutting down the man who was carrying it.  He had also on the same day saved the life of a sowar who was being attacked by a sepoy.
OTHER DECORATIONS KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, VD 
REMARKS Later The Rt. Hon. Earl ROBERTS.
Father of F.H.Roberts, VC.
Later achieved rank of Field Marshal.
VC PUBLICLY DISPLAYED National Army Museum, Chelsea, England.


 

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