Herbert Roberts

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 3 November 1887. Family: The fifth child of George and Elizabeth Roberts of 20 Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Herbert married Ethel Brereton in 1920. Civilian Occupation: He was employed as a postman and appears to have also had a part time …


Coton Memorial

  The memorial is inside Coton Methodist Chapel, Shropshire. This is an ongoing project, information will be added to the website over the coming weeks and months. It is hoped that the people of Whitchurch, Shropshire and beyond will get …


St Alkmund’s Church Memorial

St Alkmunds Memorial

    St Alkmund’s Church is at the top of Bargate, Whitchurch, next to the site of the original Whitchurch Grammar School. At the west end of the Church is a triptych form war memorial with a central panel of …


Campaign Medals 2

The British War Medal (also known as ‘Squeak’) was a silver or bronze medal awarded to officers and men of the British and Imperial Forces who either entered a theatre of war or entered service overseas between 5th August 1914 …


Whitchurch Memorial

War Memorial - Whitchurch, Shropshire

  I first started visiting the Battlefields, Cemeteries and Memorials of the Western Front some fifteen years ago. Three years ago I decided to research the names on the War Memorial in Station Road, that’s all they are names, carved …


Whitchurch Herald 31st August 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 31st August 1918 of a letter received by Mr. and Mrs. Roberts regarding the death of their son, Alfred Darlington Roberts “I am exceedingly sorry to have to write to inform you of the death …


Whitchurch Herald 31st March 1917

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 31st March 1917 regarding the death of Arthur Roberts Letter of condolence sent by his Commanding Officer, Chaplain and Platoon Sgt; “Private Roberts proved himself a good soldier, who will be greatly missed by his …


Enlisted January 1915

Mechanical Transport Drivers – William John Dodsworth & John Henry Williams Horse Transport Transport Drivers – William A. Kilgarriff, Herbert Roberts, John Hayward, William Arthur Dawson, Alfred Fowles, George Fowles, Arthur Chidlow & Thomas Stockton