Photograph - black and white - Lieutenant James Charles Roberts
From the Collection of Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Federation University Australia E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria
- Individual image from booklet - "In Memory of the Gallant Officers and Men of Victoria in Transvaal War, 1899-1900".
- james roberts, rushworth, melbourne university, civil engineering, medicine, university corps of officers, victorian mounted rifles, south africa, rensburg, first contingent, mounted infantry unit
- James Roberts was born at Rushworth, Victoria, in 1872. He matriculated and graduated from Melbourne University in Civil Engineering. He had recently re-entered university to study medicine. While in university he was a lieutenant of the University Corps of Officer and then obtained a commission in the Victorian Mounted Rifles.
At the outbreak of war, Roberts immediately volunteered for service in South Africa. He was in the first contingent - mounted infantry unit. He was mentioned in dispatches.
Lieutenant Roberts was killed at Rensburg on 12 February 1900.
- G A Osboldstone (Printer and Publisher)
- 12 Jan 2018 at 2:09PM