Other names: Harold Martin
Locations in this story: Semley, WiltshireFrance & FlandersLoos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Nord Pas de Calais, FranceBlatchford Farm, Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna, DorsetFulham, London
Story: 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.