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SIDE BY SIDE IN THE HORSE GUARDS ARE WOLSELEY AND ROBERTS, THE FAMOUS AND WELL-LOVED MARSHALS

SIDE BY SIDE IN THE HORSE GUARDS ARE WOLSELEY AND ROBERTS, THE FAMOUS AND WELL-LOVED MARSHALS

The proximity of the two equestrian statues of the two great British field marshals has more than a passing significance. In their careers they were closely associated, and Lord Roberts (right), born a year before Viscount Wolseley (left), survived him by only one year, dying in France in 1914. Roberts succeeded to the Irish command in 1895, when Wolseley became Com-mauder-in-Chief; and again in 1900, when the former handed over the command of the Boer War to Kitchener, he succeeded Wolseley in the highest post of the British Army. His statue in the parade ground is a copy, slightly reduced, of that erected in Calcutta, which was designed by the late H. Bates. The Wolseley monument is by Sir Goscombe John, R.A.

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