Lieutenant Colonel Ivon D'Esterre Roberts

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Panel reference: Panel 21 and 22.
Date published: 30/07/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 03/06/1915
Age at death: 36
Cemetery: Helles Memorial, Turkey
Information: Lieutenant Colonel Ivon D'Esterre Roberts, R.F.A., (promoted to above rank previous to his death). He commanded the “Anson” Battalion of the Naval Division, and was killed in action on June 3rd, at Gallipoli, Dardanelles. He served through the South African War with distinction; also in Nigeria, India, Central Africa and Egypt. He was a member of an old Cork family; younger son of the late Major Richard Roberts, Norfolk Regiment, and grandson of Lieutenant R. Roberts, Royal Navy, who commanded the “Sirius”, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic from Europe to America. Lieutenant-Colonel Ivon D'Esterre Roberts commanded the Egyptian Artillery at the Suez Canal, when they repulsed the Turkish Army, for which he received the congratulations and thanks of the Sultan and Government of Egypt.