George Frederick Roberts

Royal Air Force

Personal Details

Born: 14 September 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: George Frederick was the 4th of seven children born to Joseph and Lucy Roberts. On 15 September 1917 George married Agnes Jackson in Whitchurch, a month before enlisting. Together the couple had five children, Lily C, George F, Dennis R, Doreen A, and Dorothy J.

Residence: In 1901 the family were living at 9 Yardington, Whitchurch. By 1911 they had moved to 24 Bargates, Whitchurch. In 1917 George and Agnes were living with George’s parents in Bargates. By 1939 George, Agnes, and their five children were residing at Dairy House, Park Avenue, Whitchurch. At the time of his death George’s address was given as 28 Sharps Drive, Whitchurch.

Employment: In 1917 when George enlisted he was a chauffeur. The 1939 register records his occupation as a butcher’s assistant.

Died: At Copthorne hospital in Shrewsbury in 1977, aged 77, and buried in Whitchurch cemetery on 19 July the same year.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Air Force (previously Royal Flying Corps)

Rank: Private (previously driver)

Service Number: 126916

Date of Enlistment: 15 October 1917

Date of Discharge: 27 March 1919

Reason for Discharge: Not known

Medals and Awards

Not known


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