Other names: Albert Victor
Locations in this story: Zeals, WiltshireDonhead St. Mary, WiltshireOkeford Fitzpaine, DorsetFrance & FlandersDonhead St. Andrew, WiltshireFrome, SomersetIlminster, Somerset
Story: Albert Victor Roberts was born in Zeals, Wiltshire, on 4 Feb 1894 and baptised there at St. Martin's Church on 4 May 1894 the son of Albert John Roberts and Harriet Bessie Roberts (nee Hurst). He lived his early life in Zeals and later in Pound Lane, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire. By 1911 he was boarding in Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset, working as a Servant. By the time he enlisted on 26 Jul 1915 he had become a Police Constable in Ilminster, Somerset. He joined the Mounted Military Police as a Lance Corporal (Service No. P.1934) and served in France & Flanders. He was discharged on 30 Aug 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He had married Constance Mabel Fisher in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, on 23 Dec 1917. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at The Police Station, Frome, Somerset, working as a Police Constable. He died in Ilminster, Somerset, during 1979.