The Death of Field Marshall Earl Roberts on 14 Nov 1914 while visiting Indian troops fighting in the First World War.
This is in Answer to a question from KeTyBo Regarding his/her diary page - on the death of FM Earl Roberts.
Field Marshall Lord Roberts died of pneumonia at St Omer, France, on 14 Nov 1914 while visiting Indian troops fighting in the First World War. After lying in state in Westminster Hall (one of two individuals who were not members of the royal family to do so during the 20th century, the other being Sir Winston Churchill), he was given a state funeral and was then buried in St. Paul's Cathedral. Roberts had lived at Englemere House at Ascot in Berkshire. His estate was probated during 1915 at £77,304 (equivalent to £6.63 million today).
#story zooniverse maybe?
by ral104 moderator, scientist
Thanks, Marie. I'll tag this for the #dailyzoo, so darren can pick it up.