Greatly admired by his troops and one of Victoria's most competent field commanders, General - later Field
Marshal - Frederick Sleigh Roberts, VC was photographed sometime after the end of 2nd Anglo-Afghan War
(1878-80) since the most recent campaign medals evident are the four clasped Afghan Medal and the Kabul to
Kandahar Star. This photograph also appears to have been autographed with his nick name "
Bobs" - which was
given him by his men -  by Roberts directly beneath his image. There is no hint as to whom he had intended this
photograph.  Roberts won the Victoria Cross during the Indian Mutiny. He also wears the Indian Mutiny Medal
with four clasps, the 1854 India General Service Medals with three clasps and the Abyssinian War Medal as well
as the breast stars of three orders of knighthood.

Below: An autographed envelope in Robert's hand to a Lt. Col. Knowles of the 67th Regiment. The envelope is
Government of India stationary. The envelope still holds the dried and pressed remains of several small yellow

Cabinet Photograph
Poole - Photographer
34 Mall, Waterford, England
c. 1890s