WWI "Active Service" New Testament 1914
WWI "Active Service" New Testament 1914 - Front cover with the title "ACTIVE SRVICE" TESTAMENT 1914" impressed in red ink, "NEW TESTAMENT" and the Scripture Gift Mission insignia impressed in red ink on the spine, inscribed "LORD ROBERTS'S MESSAGE" with a printed inscription in black ink inscribed "25th Aug. 1914, I ask you to put your trust in God. He will watch over you and strengthen you. You will find in this little Book guidance when you are in health, comfort when you are in sickness, and strength when you are in adversity.-- Roberts F.M." below on the inside front cover, sticker on the leaf page inscribed "Presented by the Soldiers' Christian Association" with an additional overlaying sticker inscribed "Presented by H.W. Verner, Kamesburgh, Beckenham.", entitled "The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ", marked "Scripture Gift Mission and Naval and Military Bible Society 15 Strand, London W.C." and stated as "Printed at the Cambridge University Press on page 1, containing 492 pages, printed in black ink on a thin paper stock, with a durable tan thatch-textures cover printed in red ink, 70 mm x 94 mm x 14 mm, near mint. Footnote: Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts VC KG KP GCB OM GCSI GCIE KStJ VD PC (September 30, 1832 – November 14, 1914) was a British soldier who was one of the most successful commanders of the nineteenth century. He served in the Indian rebellion, the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War before leading British Forces to success in the Second Boer War. He also became the last Commander-in-Chief of the Forces before the post was abolished in 1904. Roberts died of pneumonia at St. Omer, France, on November 14, 1914 while visiting Indian troops fighting in the First World War. After lying in state in Westminster Hall (one of two non-Royals to do so during the twentieth century, the other being Sir Winston Churchill), he was given a state funeral and was then buried in St. Paul's Cathedral.