Born: 17 July 1887 (baptised 3 August 1887).
Family: The third child of Peter and Jane Roles of Castle Hill, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Civilian Occupation: He was a bricklayer’s labourer when he joined the Army on 22 February 1904 and became a reservist in 1907. After the war he was employed by the London and North Western Railway Company.
Died: In March 1968 aged 80.
Other Information: Part of his service record is under the name ‘Rose’. His brother Cyril Cedric Roles is commemorated on the Whitchurch Town memorial.
Regiment: Cheshire Regiment
Service Number: 7419
Date of Enlistment: 14 August 1914
Date of Discharge: 26 March 1918
Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit
Other Information: He was called up in 1914 and in 1915 he was reported missing but was later found to be a Prisoner of War. There was an exchange of prisoners of war in 1917 and he rejoined his unit.