Edward Roberts was the son of the late Richard Roberts and enlisted in the Worcesters in 1904 and, despite being found guilty of desertion in Ireland, he completed his years in the Colours and in 1914 was in the Reserve. He re-joined the 3rd Battalion on the 31st August and fought in the near desperate battle of the Autumn to repel the German advance in Artois. The Worcesters moved to the Ypres sector to put in diversionary attacks to help the British forces fighting the battle of Loos during September. In the contest around Sanctuary Wood Private Edward Roberts was seriously wounded and died of wounds. He is buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery (G 20) and commemorated on the Dudley and St. John's. Kates Hill, Memorials.
Saint John's Road Dudley, West Midlands DY2 7JT, United Kingdom, DY2 7JT
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