Major General Sir Sebastian Roberts, KCVO, OBE, who died 9 March, 2023, was a retired senior army officer who latterly served as the Senior Army Representative at the Royal College of Defence Studies.
Sir Sebastian served as Colonel of the Irish Guards from 2008 to 2011,being succeeded by the Prince of Wales, then Prince William of Wales, on 10 February 2011.
Educated at Ampleforth College and Balliol College, Oxford, Roberts was commissioned into the Irish Guards in 1977. He went on to be Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards in London and Northern Ireland.He was appointed Major-General commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District in 2003. He became the Senior Army Representative at the Royal College of Defence Studies in 2007 and retired in 2010.
Maj-General Roberts was appointed OBE, and KCVO, the latter a knighthood in the personal gift from Queen Elizabeth II for services to the Crown.
Sebastian John Lechmere Roberts was born in January, 1954, at Aldershot, Hampshire, son of John M.H. Roberts, and his wife the former Nicola H.L. Macaskie; and married in 1979, Elizabeth Anne Muir (born 24 July, 1955), daughter of Colonel Thomas Wemyss Muir (1924-2004), of The Queen's Dragoon Guards, scion of that landed gentry family, of Torquhan, Stow, Midlothian, by his wife the former Caroline Egeria Malise Graham (1929-2023), scion of the Graham, of Esk baronets (cr 1629), by whom he had four children.