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Regimental number7064
Place of birthIsle of Man
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTatura, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs. E. Roberts, Tatura, Victoria
Enlistment date20 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Special Memorial No. 14), Harbonnieres. France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Annie ROBERTS; husband of Mrs E. ROBERTS

Military Medal

'Near STRAZEELE Station East of HAZEBROUCK on night of 12/13 June during the successful attack on enemy positions Private ROBERTS' platoon was engaged at 70 yards by a strong enemy post supported by a Machine Gun. At great personal risk Private ROBERTS pushed forward over 40 yards under heavy fire, and from a flank engaged the post while Corporal WALTERS and Private ROBINS crept along and bombed the postion. The skill and courage of Private ROBERTS enabled the post to be approached and bombed and the Machine Gun and garrison of the post captured. The action of Corporal WALTERS and Private ROBERTS assisted materially the effective consolidation of the captured position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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