Cyril Ainley Roberts (1895-1918)

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.
Cyril Ainley Roberts

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, CYRIL AINLEY. 2nd Lieutenant. 13th Battalion The Tank Corps. Born Woodlands Place, Lindley Moor, Huddersfield, 5.9.1895. Son of Fred and Elizabeth Roberts, Maplin Lea, Lindley Moor, Outlane. Educated at Outlane National School and Longwood Grammar School. Was a member of the Huddersfield Hockey Club and the Moorlands Tennis Club. Employed as a clerk. Single. Enlisted, 19.5.1915, as a motor despatch rider in the Machine Gun Corps (motors branch). Was awarded a commission in the Tank Corps in September 1917. Killed in action at Kemmel, Belgium, on 25.4.1918 age 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Bethel United Methodist Church, Outlane; St. Andrew's Church, Stainland.