George Henry Roberts

Shropshire Yeomanry

Personal Details

Born: 12 June 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 6 September the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the fourth of five children born to Alfred Roberts, a cornfactor grocer, and his wife Mary Alice (nee Darlington). Mary died and Alfred married again to Ann Ashley in 1894. George married Edith C Whitfield in 1913 in Whitchurch and together they had one child, Edith Barbara. His wife, Edith, died in 1918 and he married Susie Jones in 1919 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire; together they had one child, Rita.

Residence: At the time of his baptism the family were living in Bark Hill, Whitchurch, where they continued to live until at least 1891. By 1901 they had moved to Highgate, Whitchurch; their address in 1911 was 1 Highgate and the address on Edith’s burial record was 6 Highgate. In 1939 he was living at 5 Talbot Street, Whitchurch.

Employment: In 1911 he was a shop assistant; in 1939 a pet stores shop keeper.

Died: In 1967 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, aged 77.

Military Details

Regiment: Shropshire Yeomanry

Rank: Private

Service Number: 1571

Date of Enlistment: 25 March 1912

Date of Discharge: 11 December 1914

Reason for Discharge: Medically unfit for further service

Medals and Awards

None can be located; there is no evidence of overseas service from his service record



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