Other names: Eustace Arthur
Locations in this story: Pokesdown, Christchurch, HampshireWest Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetKeighley, YorkshireFrance & FlandersHigham, Chesterfield, DerbyshireBlackwell, Derbyshire
Story: Eustace Arthur Roberts was born in Pokesdown, Christchurch, Hampshire, on 29 Jul 1898 the son of Charles Roberts and Elizabeth Jane Roberts (nee Snook). He spent some of his early life in Church Road, West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where his father had moved for employment on the railways. By 1911 he was living in Keighley, Yorkshire. He enlisted on 7 Jul 1917 and joined the Royal Flying Corps (Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918) as an Air Mechanic Class 3 (Service No. 87085). He served in France and Flanders from 24 Nov 1917 to 1 Apr 1919 and was discharged on 4 May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He had married Elizabeth Clarkson at the Parish Church in Blackwell, Derbyshire, on 2 Nov 1918 whilst on leave. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 1 Chapel Houses, Higham, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, working as a Coal Miner - Conveyor Mechanic. His death was recorded in Chesterfield during 1983.