Frederick Sleigh, Lieutenant,
Bengal Artillery, Indian Army
||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.
||KG, KP, GCB, OM,
GCSI, GCIE, VD
Rt. Hon. Earl ROBERTS.
Father of F.H.Roberts, VC.
Later achieved rank of Field Marshal.
|VC PUBLICLY DISPLAYED
||National Army Museum,