Arthur Roberts (c.1897-1917)

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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, ARTHUR. Gunner. No 82177. 'A' Battery, 94th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Leeds. Son of Alfred and Mary Elizabeth Roberts, 112 Handel Street, Golcar. (and later of Oak Cottage, Guildford Road, Guildford, Sydney, Australia). Employed as a piecer by Messrs Ben Hall and Sons, Milnsbridge. Had served in the local Territorials prior to the war. Was called up in July, 1914, and had served in France for nearly three years. Killed in action, 22.9.1917, 20 years. Buried LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY. Grave location:- Special Memorial A 18.
His parents received a message of sympathy from the Major of his Battery, who said that, Gunner Roberts was with him as a telephonist at the Observation Post in the trenches when a shell struck the dugout where he was stationed and killed him instantly. He said that Gunner Roberts was a very brave lad and most cheerful under trying circumstances'.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.
Brother of Private JOHN ROBERTS killed in action, 2.8.1916..

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