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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

Description
Individual image from booklet - "In Memory of the Gallant Officers and Men of Victoria in Transvaal War, 1899-1900".
Object Registration
26178
Keywords
james roberts, rushworth, melbourne university, civil engineering, medicine, university corps of officers, victorian mounted rifles, south africa, rensburg, first contingent, mounted infantry unit
Historical information
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.
When Made
1900
Made By
G A Osboldstone (Printer and Publisher)
Last updated
12 Jan 2018 at 2:09PM