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Kelvingrove Park
Glasgow
Glasgow
Strathclyde
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 56992 66428
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze equestrian statue of Lord Roberts. On a plinth with relief carvings of soldiers and horse-drawn wagons, and the figure of Victory (front) and War (back) representations of six decorations between the list of campaigns on the plinth and the quotation.
Inscription
(north face)FIELD MARSHAL EARL ROBERTS/ OF KANDAHAR PRETORIA AND/ WATERFORD V.C. K.G. K.P./ G.C.B. O.M. G.C.S.I G.C.I.E./ Born in India/ 30th September 1832/ Died in France while on a visit to the/ troops engaged in the Great War/ 14th November 1914 (south face)INDIAN MUTINY UMBEYLA/ ABYSSINIA LUSHAI AF(G)HANISTAN/ BURMAH SOUTH AFRICA/ "I seem to see the gleam in the near distance/ of the weapons and accoutrements of this army/ of the future, this Citizen Army, the warder of/ these islands, and the pledge of the peace and/ of the continued greatness of this Empire"/ Extract from Lord Roberts' speech/ in Glasgow on 6th May 1913
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death,place of death,manner of death,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of deathwatch,place of death,manner of death,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • British East India Company Campaigns (1757-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Abyssinian War (1867-1868)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First and Second Anglo-Afghan Wars (1839-1842 and 1878-1880)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Burma (19th Century)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
Category A Listed. 2014: Missing bronze elements, graffiti, water ingress damaging the stone To be cleaned and repaired
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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