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DEATH OF LORD ROBERTS, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914
DEATH OF LORD ROBERTS
PROUD OF HIS IRISH BIRTH. TRUST IN GOD. London 'Tiines' *ndSydney 'Sun* SerTices) LONDON, November 16. Lord Roberts, in farevrelling the Irish Guards when they departed for the front, said: "I am proud of being an Irisbma-i, and proud of being the colonel of th© Trish Guards. We ore fighting for a good caus<? —our country's libe-.-ty, the preservation ot our great Empire, and to prevent friendly nations being crushed by a formidable an-1 unscrupulous enemy. Von are in God's hajids. Trust Him; be of good courage ; He will help and strengthen you. I pray God I may live to welcome yon on returning covered with honor and glory.' He then shook hands with every otnecr. MASTER OF HIS PROFESSION. LONDON. November 17. The militirv correspondent of 'Tin.Tiines' describe-, Lord Roberts a> the Netor of the British Army. Lord Roberts, he savs, possessed a truly marvellous and unerring evo ioc troops and their deposition, lie "had a talent for recognising at a glance everv tactical advantage, his sagacity enabling him to perceive immediately the mistake;, of the enemy. He practised Micccssfullv the. enveloping attack, which was subsequently adopted by Germany. Consequently, the Germans have ciaimed him as one "of their school. A NATIONAL MEMORIAL. LONDON, November 16. In the House of Commons Mr announced that the Government would ask Parliament to erect a national memento of Lord Roberts, with an inscription expressing the admiration of the Home for his illustrious military career and gratitude for his devoted services tu tl.'? State. HAD THE NATION ONLY LISTENED. LONDON, November 16. Field-marshal Sir Evelyn Wood writer: *'U the nation had listened to Lord Roberts our war casualties might 1-ave been materially lessened." After paying a further tribute to his old-time leader and friend. Sir Evelyn mentions that things are not going satisfactorily in the r.iisinj; of recruits for the salvation of the British Empire. WILL BE BURIED IN ST. PAUL'S. LONDON. November 17. ißcceifed November 18. at 3.45 a.m.i Lady Roberts has consented to the burial of her husband's body hi St. Paul's Cathedral. IN MEMORY OF LORD ROBERTS. He had hia wish—the- last—that he wonld see. In all their splendor on the fields of France, "Mid fluttering pennon and the flash of lance, The troops of Ind, those souls of bravery! And in their passionate heart*, where ever be High aims, Great England's glory to enhance, Emotion etirs, to dnll their fiery glance: Bereft of him, they know but- misery I 0 men of steel! the very gods of war, He saw you in your latest pride and might ; And in that breast which thrilled at Kandahar Wan trust in you throughout thii aloofly fight, ire see you, for his sa-ke. for England's fame, £>weep on the foe like some devouring flame.' Charles Ujibkbs. November 17. LORD ROBERTS. Half-mast the flags, and let the tell. Gone from our midst is an immortal soul. Though full of years, bie fought bia country's canse, Upheld hex honor, and maintained her laws. (k>ne is iho life he lived .alone for thee, Imperial Britain, Empress; of the Sea.. His iron will, his tact, his priceless nerve, Were gwen to the land it was his pride to fienre. Peace, perfect peace, with him abide for aye, Soldier aind man as all the world can say. Mid waT'a grim horrors, wounded, dvintr, killed. IFhant God ! he lived to see his prophetv fulfilled J. Thornton Sit wart. ..At last night's meeting of the Dra r nagc Board the chairman (Mr Douglas) said : ''Before commencing the business i shall ISsk you, as members, to empress our sincere regret at the passing away of that •treat and noble soldier Lord Roberts, 'Whose life has been well spent in the service of our Empire. His record will live is one of our foremost Empire-builders in pis day, combined with a desire to educate ftho uplifting of his brotherhood in the rause of humanity." The chairman then gnoved a resolution accordingly, and it was carried in silence.
DEATH OF LORD ROBERTS, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914
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