George Roberts

Surname: Roberts
Other names: George
Other people in this story:
James Roberts
Emma Jane Roberts (nee Lane)
Margreta Deacon
James Roberts (Junior)
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Abertillery, Monmouthshire, Wales
Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales

Story:
George Roberts was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 20 Apr 1887 the son of James Roberts and Emma Jane Roberts (nee Lane).  He lived his early life in Layton Lane, Shaftesbury.   He had moved to Abertillery, Monmouthshire, to work as a Collier by 1909 and had served two years with the South Wales Borderers (3rd Volunteer Battalion) on a Territorial basis.   On 14 Jan 1909 he re-enlisted with the Monmouthshire Regiment (48th Provisional, 3rd Battalion) as a Territorial and attended annual training camps. (Service No. 699).  During 1910 he married Margreta  Deacon in the Bedwellty Registration District, Monmouthshire, and they went on to have four children.  He was mobilized on 5 Aug 1914 and served as a Private in the UK only.  He was discharged on 17 May 1916 having completed his terms of engagement.  He gave his address as 29 Kings Head Road, Abertillery.  No medal records can be found for this soldier.  By the 1939 Register he had moved to 32 Montague Street, Abertillery and was noted working as a Colliery Coal Cutter Below.  He died in 1955 in the Bedwellty Registration District.  (He was the younger brother of James Roberts (Junior) who served with the Dorsetshire Regiment.)

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