Albert Roberts (c.1889-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

ROBERTS, ALBERT. Sergeant. No 23090. 13th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born Milnsbridge. Son of Mr and Mrs Charlie Roberts, 12 Mount Street, Milnsbridge. Employed as a book-keeper by the late Mr Fred Sykes, butcher, Westgate, Huddersfield. Was a well known local vocalist and was formerly principal bass at Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield, but at the time of enlisting was choirmaster at Christ Church, Linthwaite. During training he conducted a soldier's choir which won first prize at Winchester Eisteddford in 1915. Enlisted January 1915. Was twice recommended for a commission. Died of wounds at No 56 General Hospital on 31.5.1918, aged 28 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 67, Row E, Grave 9.
ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial; Linthwaite War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission