Roberts, R L or L R
REGINALD LOUIS or LOUIS REGINALD ROBERTS
Remembered with honour La Chapelette British and Indian Cemetery: Plot I, Row C, Grave 5.
He enlisted in Hatfield; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 6 November 1914, and died at 34 Casualty Clearing Station of wounds received in action. He was awarded the Military Medal. Unfortunately, Reginald’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Reginald in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 23 December 1916, a brief article and Death announcement in the issue dated 19 May 1917, and another article in the issue dated 20 April 1918.
Son of Mary Elizabeth (nee MOORE) ROBERTS of Watford, and the late Charles ROBERTS.
His parents married 22 October 1882 at Holy Trinity, Eckington, Worcs. Charles died 1911 in Watford aged 53, and was buried 14 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Mary died 1938 in Watford aged 79, and was buried 2 March, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Reginald was born 29 April 1894 in Watford, and attended first Victoria Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 7 January 1901 to 13 April 1908. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a gas fitter’s labourer aged 16, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and four siblings.
Date of death04/05/1917
Age at death23
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)