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  • Photograph of the Commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of William Roberts at the Mount Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France and is courtesy of David L Gray and the findagrave website.
Person Details
11 Oct 1875
Radcliffe on Trent
William Roberts was born in 1875, he was baptised on 14th November 1875 at St Mary's Church Radcliffe on Trent, he was the son of William a general labourer and Harriett Roberts. In 1901 he lived with his employer William Buckenshaw and family at 178 Long Hedge Lane Radcliffe on Trent Nottinghamshire.
In 1901 he was a milk seller employed by William Buckenshaw of Radcliffe on Trent. 20/5/1911 William was on the passenger list of Dominion, White Star Dominion line, embarked from Liverpool, bound for Quebec. He was 36, occupation labourer.
18 Mar 1917
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Canadian Forces
His Attestation paper was signed in Montreal on 25 Nov 1914 (plus a second similar Attestation signed on 30 Dec 1914). Height was given as 6ft 1½. William stated that he has previously served 7½ years in the Royal Garrison Artillery (11th Southern), England. Next of kin was given as Mother, Mrs T. Wright, Radcliffe. Canadian Field Artillery 2nd Div Ammunition Column He was buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery 4.C.10
From Canada CEF Commonwealth War Graves Registers 1914-1919: ‘Died, previously reported dangerously ill, No.16 Gen. Hospital, Le Treport, 18/3/1917 (Nephritis)’. A handwritten note added ‘Casualty was stated to be Ulcerated Endocarditis’. Next of kin Mrs R H Wright, Radcliffe.
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  • Photograph of the Commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of William Roberts at the Mount Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France and is courtesy of David L Gray and the findagrave website.
    William Roberts - Photograph of the Commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of William Roberts at the Mount Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France and is courtesy of David L Gray and the findagrave website.