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447394   Lance Corporal George Roberts
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/11/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 24/11/1889
Died: 10/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
George Roberts was the son of Robert and Sarah Jane Roberts. He was born on 24th November 1889 in County Monaghan. The 1901 census records George as 12 years old. He is still at school. His father had died. His mother was a farmer. The family lived at Drumbirn, Derrygorry, Monaghan. After emigrating to Canada George Roberts he worked as a Locomotive Fireman. George enlisted on 12th January 1915. Lance Corporal George Roberts was serving with the 7th Company of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps when he died on 10th April 1917, aged 27.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: La Chaudiere Military Cemetery
  Vimy, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave VIII-A-7
CWGC Casualty 80852
La Chaudiere Military Cemetery is approximately 3 kilometres south of Lens and is situated on the north-western outskirts of Vimy.
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 George as age 12 living at house 1 Drumbirn, Derrygorry, Monaghan
2 1911 Census lists Roberts family Does not list George as living with the family at house 1 Drumbirn, Derrygorry, Monaghan
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Lance Corporal George Roberts
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of George Roberts
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Lance Corporal George Roberts' death
6 George Roberts Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (46 no.)
7 Private Thomas Roberts Brother of Lance Corporal George Roberts
8 Private William Roberts Brother of Lance Corporal George Roberts
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of George Robert's headstone can be purchased here.
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