Names on Fontmell Magna War Memorial 3

Harold Martin Roberts

Surname: Roberts
Other names: Harold Martin
Other people in this story:
Edgar Eli Roberts
Bertha Mary Roberts nee Richardson
Thomas Edgar Roberts
Locations in this story:
Semley, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Blatchford Farm, Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna, Dorset
Fulham, London

Harold Martin Roberts was born in 1899 in Semley, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 2nd July, 1899. He was the son of Edgar Eli Roberts, a farmer, and Bertha Mary Roberts (nee Richardson). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, was a scholar and living at Blatchford Farm, Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna. He enlisted in Fulham, London, as a Private and joined the 10th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Service No. 40405). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 25th September 1918 and his name appears on the Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Nord Pas de Calais, France (Panel 22-25). He is remembered on the Fontmell Magna War Memorial, Shaftesbury.  His brother, Thomas Edgar Roberts, also served in the conflict but survived.

Printed Sources: "Fontmell Magna and the First World War", compiled by Chris Bellers, Fontmell Magna Village Archive Society, 2014.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Thomas Edgar Roberts