Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panel 8 and 9.
He enlisted in Brighton, Sussex; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 1 September 1914, and was killed in action at Givenchy. Unfortunately, George’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about George in the Watford Illustrated and the West Herts and Watford Observer both dated 23 January 1915.
Son of Henry and Harriet (nee PREEPER) ROBERTS; husband of Florence Rose (nee BARNETT) ROBERTS of Watford.
His parents married 1862 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Henry died 1909 in the Brighton, Sussex, district aged 70.
George was born about 1883 in, apparently, Colchester, Essex, or Colchester, Kent, maybe Chichester, Sussex; but there are no births registered in Colchester or Chichester for a George ROBERTS born c1883. He married 4 November 1913 at St Mary’s, Watford; they had one child. He resided in Watford. Florence never remarried and died 1976 in the Southampton, Hants, district aged 83.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 7 he lived in Brighton, with his mother and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1911 Census, a Private in the 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment aged 28, he was stationed in North Tidworth, Andover, Hants.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)