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 of your son Pte, A D Roberts. He was killed in action on the 9th August. We buried him today (10th August) in a little English Cemetery behind our lines at 1pm. I took the service, with about seven men from his Battalion. We thought of you at home, and all felt that it was your service, and prayed that when the first pang of grief is over you may be enabled to rise and may live as bravely as your son met his death.
The Reverend Jones C F
16th RWF BEF"
Whitchurch Herald 31st August 1918