Iwerne Minister War Memorial 4

John Roberts

Surname: Roberts
Other names: John
Other people in this story:
Alfred Roberts
Charlotte Roberts née Jackson
Alice Roberts
Locations in this story:
Cremona Town Cemetery, Italy
The Drove, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Trowbridge, Wiltshire

John Roberts was born in 1894 in Iwerne Minster and baptised there on 6th May, 1894. He was the son of Alfred Roberts, a waggoner on a farm, and Charlotte Roberts (née Jackson). He was married to Alice (as yet name unknown or when). At the time of the 1911 Census, he was a farm worker and living at The Drove, Iwerne Minster, Dorset. He enlisted in Trowbridge, Wiltshire and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 11930). He later transferred to the Royal Munster Fusiliers (Service No. G/1584) and at the time of his death held the rank of Corporal. He served in Italy and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died of pneumonia on 20th October 1918 and was buried at Cremona Town Cemetery (grave id. C.4). He is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

Printed Source:
Iwerne Minster Before, During, and After the Great War. Edited by P. Anderson Graham.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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