war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Long Service.
12 years with the Colours.
Attestation Of.
No. 8935. A. B. Roberts The Buffs.
Arthur Bertram Roberts.
Age 15 years 3 months.
Next of kin Father, Arthur Roberts, Wellington Villa, Shakespeare Road.  (Dover assumed as not on record)
Enlisted 9th June 1908.
Home 9/6/08 6/9/14.
B.E.F. France 7/9/14 to 2/12/17.
Certificate of education.
Awarded 3rd class 10/6/09.
2nd Class 2/3/11.
Obtained 1st good conduct badge 8/4/10.
Joined at Aldershot 10/6/08.
The Buffs 1st Attested and Posted Boy 9/6/08.
1st Attained 18 years of age Pte. 9/3/11.
1st Appointed unpaid L/Cpl. 10/10/13.
1st Reverts (misconduct) Pte. 31/1/14.
Killed in action 2nd December 1917. Ex. Force France.
Military character very good. Acting L/Cpl. for last two months. Hard working, willing to learn and reliable.
Awarded Military Medal 27/10/16.
(The medal was eventually despatched to Mrs. L. Richardson, 6, Tot Hill Terrace, The Hill,
Minster, (Ramsgate, Kent J.)
Mother and Father deceased.
Brother Edward Stacey Roberts, age 28. Recently demobilized and present address uncertain, 8, Lennox St. Weymouth may find him.
Sister. Edith May Atkins (nee Roberts), age 22, Hartley, Rhodesia.
Effects returned, Note case, Comb, 2, Note books

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