Roberts, H E A
HERBERT EDWIN ARTHUR ROBERTS
Remembered with honour Noyon New British Cemetery: Plot I, Row D, Grave 1.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly 6255 Middlesex Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Herbert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about Herbert in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 6 April 1918, 13 April 1918 and 18 May 1918 (including a Death announcement); plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 29 March 1919.
Son of Margaret Emily (nee HAWKER) and the late William ROBERTS; husband of Rose Dorothy BARNES (formerly ROBERTS, nee SEAL) of Watford.
His parents married 1892 in the Watford district. William died 1910 in Watford aged 44, and was buried 31 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Margaret died 8 June 1949 in Watford aged 79.
Herbert was born 8 September 1896 in Aldenham, Herts, and baptised 1 November 1896 at St John the Baptist, Aldenham. He married 1914 in the Watford district, and resided in Watford. Rose remarried 1921 in the Watford district to Frederick G BARNES, and died 1988 in the Watford district aged 92.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Letchmore Heath, Herts, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a grocer’s boy aged 14, he lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and three siblings.
Date of death24/03/1918
Age at death21
Place of death
- 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)