Year of creation:1916
- Rider(s):Roberts of Kandahar and Waterford
(1832–1914) was one of the most successful British commanders of the 19th century. He served in the Indian rebellion, the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War and led British Forces to success in the Second Boer War. He was the last Commander-in-Chief of the Forces before the post was abolished in 1904. In the India Rebellion Roberts was in action during the siege and capture of Delhi where he was slightly wounded, and present at the relief of Lucknow. Roberts died in St Omer, France, in 1914 while visiting Indian troops fighting in the First World War. After lying in state in Westminster Hall (one of two non-Royals to do so during the 20th century, the other being Sir Winston Churchill), he was given a state funeral and was then buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral.
- Sculptor(s):Bates, Harry
- Original in:Deolali, India