Roberts, William Henry

William Henry Roberts was born on Saint Asaph in 1899.

The 1901 Census on shows that the Roberts family were living at Bryn Polyn Farm, Saint Asaph and that the Head of the family was John Roberts age 33 and a Farmer by trade born in Bodfari, Flintshire. His wife, Mary was a native of Llanrhaiadr, Dendighshire, 27 years of age and their only child born in Saint Asaph and two years of age was called William H. (Henry)  

Ten years on the 1911 census reveals that the Roberts family were still at the same address and that there had been an addition to the family, another son called J. P. Roberts age 4. William Henry was 12 years of age in 1911. 

Record of Service Card held at Flintshire Records Office, Hawarden

This card shows that William’s regimental number was 67643, that he died of wounds on 24th October 1918 in France and that his period of service 1 year 8 months. From this information it appears that he enlisted in early 1917 into the 15th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. His address was Bryn Polyn Farm, Saint Asaph and the card was dated 17th September 1919 by H. Simon.

Soldiers who died in the Great War on

This document reveals that William enlisted in Dolgelly, Merionethshire.

Information from The Long Long Trail Website.

The 15th Battalion Cheshire Regiment.
Formed at Birkenhead on 18 November 1914 by Alfred Bigland MP, as a Bantam Battalion. Moved to Hoylake.
June 1915 : came under orders of 105th Brigade in 35th Division at Masham and in August 1915 to Salisbury Plain. Adopted by the War Office on 15 August 1915.
Landed at Le Havre in January 1916.

William was awarded The British War Medal and The Victory Medal.

William Henry Roberts is buried in Terlinchun British Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France.

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