LORD ROBERTS STREET - Walney Island

Lord Roberts Street forms part of the 'Isle of Walney Estates Company' Vickerstown Estate constructed between 1900 and 1904. It takes it's name from the Boer War General Lord Frederick Sleigh Roberts.

Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832-1914)

Lord Roberts commanded the British forces in Afghanistan during Baden-Powell's service in 1881-1882. A true British military leader and commander in chief of the British forces from late-1899 to late-1900, was a natural replacement for General Buller under whose charge there had been a number of defeats. Lord Roberts captured Bloemfontein during mid-1900, going on to capture Pretoria shortly after. For much of Baden-Powell's active military service, Lord Roberts was among the highest ranking and most respected officers of the British Army. Later he was to become known as "Kipling's General". 

 

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