In this cemetery, together with many others fallen during the Anglo-Boer war, especially during the actions along the Thukela, Lord Roberts’s son, Freddy Hugh Sherston Roberts, VC, lies buried.
Freddy Roberts and two other officers, Walter Norris Congreve and Harry Norton Schofield with Corporal Gerge Edward Nurse, helped to hook a team into a limber and then to limber up a gun. While doing so, he was badly wounded in three places and two days later died of his wounds at Chieveley.
The action was observed by the Commander-in-Chief, Redvers Buller who recommended Roberts for the VC in a despatch written on 16 December, before Roberts had died from his wounds.
Roberts was one of only three father-son pairs to win the VC, his father having won it in 1858 for an action at Khudagani during the Indan rebellion.
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