Roberts, James

James Roberts has not been identified. The statistics for deaths of servicemen during the war named “James Roberts” recorded in the CWGC register and ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War’ volumes total 63 from the Army (of which 38 have no middle name or initial) and eight from the Royal Navy or Mercantile Marine, with a further 120 in the register with just the description “J. Roberts”, which will include other forenames beginning with “J”. We have not been able to find a Buckley connection for any of these.

Known about James Roberts

  1. Identified as James on the Memorial (many names just have initials)
  2. Not on the roll of honour for those who had joined up by Oct 1914 (there is a J. B. Roberts, 206 Mold Rd but he has a medal card noting that we was demob’d in May 1919)
  3. Not found in County of Flint index for those who died (but we know this has only 70 names vs. 114 on Memorial)
  4. Not found in the Absent Voters’ List for men serving in Spring 1918, among approx. 420 men from Buckley
  5. Found on Bistre Church memorial among 67 “men of this parish” and along with John Roberts and Edward Roberts.
  6. Not found on any other town/village memorials
  7. Not found in Soldiers Died with searches for born in, lived in or enlisted in Buckley
  8. Not found in a search of Buckley monumental inscriptions
  9. Not found in response to various requests for information in local publications

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