FM Sir W Robertson, Bt GCB, GCMG, GCVO, DSO

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Reference WMO/270828

Address:

Lincoln Cathedral,

Minster Yard

Lincoln

LN2 1PY

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 Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
  • 19th Century Wars
About the memorial: Wall-mounted marble tablet with gilt lettering and coloured Coat of Arms in relief at top, centre.
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ FIELD MARSHAL/ SIR WILLIAM ROBERTSON/ BARONET OF WELBOURN CO. LINCOLN/ G.C.B. G.C.M.G. G.C.V.O. D.S.O./ L.L.D. CAMBRIDGE D.C.L. OXFORD/ BORN AT WELBOURN 29TH JANUARY 1860/ DIED 12TH FEBRUARY 1933/ HE ENLISTED IN THE 16TH LANCERS 1877 WAS PROMOTED/ 2ND LIEUTENANT 3RD DRAGOON GUARDS 1888 AND WAS/ CREATED FIELD-MARSHAL 1920/ HE SERVED IN NORTH WEST FRONTIER OF INDIA 1895/ AND SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1900 AND WAS COMMANDANT/ OF THE STAFF COLLEGE 1910-1913/ IN THE GREAT WAR HE WAS QUARTER-MASTER-GENERAL/ AND CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF IN 1914-1915 AND CHIEF/ OF THE IMPERIAL GENERAL STAFF IN 1915-1918/ HE WAS GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING-IN-CHIEF OF THE/ ARMY OF THE RHINE 1919-1920./ FOR HIS SERVICES IN THE GREAT WAR HE WAS CREATED A / BARONET AND WAS THANKED AND REWARDED BY PARLIAMENT./ THIS MEMORIAL OF A GREAT LINCOLNSHIRE SOLDIER IS RAISED/BY HIS COMRADES IN ARMS AND BY THE MEN OF LINCOLNSHIRE

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