Harry Roberts (c.1889-1917)

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, HARRY. Gunner. No 68411. 174th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Holmbridge, Holmfirth. Son of Joe and Mary Roberts, 17 Kilnhouse Bank, Holmbridge. Attended Holmbridge Parish Church Sunday School where he was a teacher. Employed as a weaver by Messrs W. H. and J. Barber at Clarence Mills, Holmbridge. Was well known as one of the best batsmen playing for the Holmbridge team. Enlisted February 1916. Embarked for France in October, 1916. Killed in action at the Battle of Arras, 2.5.1917, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission