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13569   Private Thomas James Roberts
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/12/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age:
Summary      
Thomas James Roberts was the son of Robert and Sarah Jane Roberts.. Thomas was born in Drumkern, Co. Monaghan about 1890. His father had died when he was young. His mother was a farmer in Monaghan. Private Thomas Roberts was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 26 years old. Seven sons of Mrs Roberts served during the war, three of whom died.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground
  Flers, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave XV-M-28
CWGC Casualty 264621
Summary      
A.I.F. Burial Ground is 2 Kms north of the village of Flers, in the Department of the Somme. Travel south-west of Bapaume on the D929 in the direction of Albert for 6 Kms to the village of Le Sars. Turn left eastwards on the D11 in the direction of Geudecourt for 3.5 Kms to the D74/D197 junction. Continue along the D74 in the direction of Geudecourt for 500 metres when a CWGC signpost will be seen indicating the A.I.F. Burial Ground along a track to the right.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Roberts family Lists Thomas as age 11 living at house 1 Drumbirn, Derrygorry, Monaghan
2 1911 Census lists Roberts family Does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 1 Drumbirn, Derrygorry, Monaghan
3 Lance Corporal George Roberts Brother of Private Thomas Roberts
4 Private William Roberts Brother of Private Thomas Roberts
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