Other names: Sidney
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetYeovil, SomersetStalbridge, Dorset
Story: Sidney Roberts was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, about 1888 the son of Henry Roberts and Elizabeth Roberts (nee Jackson). He lived most of his early life in Watery Lane, Iwerne Minster, becoming a Blacksmith. He had enlisted in the Royal Marines as a Private on 23 Jan 1917 (Service No. 2684). It is not known in which theatre of war he served in or if he qualified for any medals. He married Henrietta Harriet Rapson Gillett in Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, on 3 Sep 1918. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 2 Westminster Cottages, The Rings, Stalbridge, Dorset, working as a Shoeing Smith. He died in the General Hospital, Yeovil, Somerset, on 20 Jun 1957 and was buried at Stalbridge on 25 Jun 1957. His name appears on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.