A beautiful brass in Ascot

Earl Roberts’ title was one of the rare instances which could be inherited by a daughter.


There was a short Service of Dedication on Monday morning, April 10th. The Tablet is very simple, but of beautiful workmanship and lettering. The Inscription is as follows:-

“TO THE GLORY OF GOD. Will you bear in your grateful and affectionate remembrance Frederick Sleigh Field Marshal Earl Roberts, V.C., K.G., who died in France in the Service of his Country, November 14th, 1914. He worshipped at this Church for many years, and made his last communion on earth at this Altar.”

Countess Roberts writes-

“We all are greatly touched by the affection shown by all my Father’s friends in Ascot by placing that very beautiful brass in the Church we have all attended, since we came to live here, to his memory. I wonder if you would be so very kind as to convey to all those friends our very real and deep appreciation of this expression of their affection of which the tablet is a token.”

Ascot section of Winkfield District magazine, May 1916 (D/P151/28A/5)

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