Extract from the diary of Lt Charles Brockbank, 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
Tuesday. We were taken out to line the streets for the passing of Lord Roberts cortege, which was taking his body to the coast by motor. They fired a nineteen gun salute for him and his motor was escorted by English cavalry & French Lancers, while seven of our planes flew overhead. It was a very striking event and one that I am not likely to forget for many years.