Other names: Albert George
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetLa Marchant Barracks, Roundway, WiltshireChristchurch, DorsetPenselwood, Wincanton, Somerset
Story: Albert George Roberts was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25 Mar 1892 and baptised at St. James Church on 17 Apr 1892 the son of George Roberts, a Market Gardener, and Esther Roberts (nee Coates). He lived his early life at 98 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, and by 1911, whilst the family had moved to Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, he had enlisted with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 8659). He was based at La Marchant Barracks, Roundway, Wiltshire. It is thought he served in France and Flanders from 7 Oct 1914 and he was eventually discharged on 13 Nov 1918 being unfit for further service. He was awarded the Silver War Badge No. B42894 as well as the Victory and British War Medals plus the 1914/15 Star. He had married Ethel Louise Suter in Christchurch, Dorset, during 1915. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Sunnyside, Penselwood, Wincanton, Somerset, working as a Horse and General Dealer as well as a Volunteer ARP Warden. His died in Penselwood on 14 Nov 1967. His name was published on a Roll of Honour in the St. James' Church, Shaftesbury, Parish Magazine in Nov 1918.