Roberts, Edward

Edward Roberts was from Chapel St, Mynydd Isa. His parents are not known but may have been William and Hannah. He died at Gallipoli in August/September 1915 along with three other Buckley soldiers, Samuel JonesJohn William Parry and Emrys Whitley.

A Memorial Service for Edward was reported in two newspaper accounts.

 County Herald, October 1, 1915

A solemn and impressive memorial service took place at Mynydd Isa Calvinistic Methodist Chapel on Wednesday night last week, in respect of the late Private Edward Roberts of the Flintshire Territorials whose death occurred on August 18th during the fighting at the Dardanelles. Members of the family of the deceased soldier are worshippers at this chapel. There was a large congregation. The Rev. J. H Williams (the pastor) presided, and the proceedings were conducted partly in Welsh and partly in English. The following ministers took part: The Revs G. Parry Williams (Mold), W. Morris Jones, B.A., and Ellis Lloyd (Buckley), as well as Mr. James Peters (Buckley). Special and appropriate hymns were sung; and at the top of the printed hymn paper were the words ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” The service had a deep impression on all present, and many were moved to tears. At the close Miss Maggie Hewitt (the organist) played “The Dead March” in Saul.

Flintshire Observer, September 30, 1915

MEMORIAL SERVICE. A memorial service for Private Edward Roberts, Mynydd Isa, who was killed in action on the 18th August, was held at the C. M. Chapel on Wednesday evening week. It was a most impressive service, and there was a crowded congregation. The Rev. J. Williams (pastor) and other ministers were present. Psalm 103 and prayer were read in Welsh by the Rev. Ellis Lloyd, and lessons in English were read by Mr. James Peters J.P., C.C. An address in English was given by the Rev. G. Parry Williams, M.A., Mold,, whilst an address was delivered in Welsh by the Rev. W. Morris Jones, B.A. Special, hymns, both in Welsh and English, were sung by the congregation. Miss Maggie Hewitt presided at the organ, and at the close of the service gave a feeling rendering of Handel’s Dead March in Saul.”

Edward Roberts  was one of four Buckley soldiers killed at Gallipoli in August and September 1915, the others being Samuel JonesJohn William Parry and Emrys Whitley

Edward Roberts is also named on Mold Memorial

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Buckley Memorial

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