Welbourn - Field Marshall Robertson

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Reference WMO262379

Address:

St. Chads

The Nookin

Welbourn Lincoln

LN5 0ND

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Coade
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About the memorial: Stone Tablet
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF FIELD MARSHALL SIR WILLIAM ROBERT ROBERTSON BARONET GCB GCMG GCVO DSO DCL OXON LLD CANTAB “BORN IN THIS PARISH 29TH JANUARY 1860 DIED 12 FEBRUARY 1933” This tablet representing a portion of a memorial Fund raised by Lincolnshire men and Old comrades and friends in all parts of the British Empire is here placed to perpetuate the remembrance of a great Soldier who by his own indomitable energy, resource, skill and judgement accomplished the distinction of rising from a Trooper in the 16th Lancers to the rank of Field Marshall. His varied and distinguished services included the North West Frontier of India 1895; South Africa 1899-1900; Commandant of the Staff College 1910-1913; In the Great War, Quarter Master General and Chief of the General Staff 1914-1915 and Chief of the Imperial General Staff 1915-1918 also General Officer Commander in Chief of the Army of the Rhine 1919-1920. In all things to all men a high example REQUIESCAT IN PACE

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