9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
06/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
William Roberts was the eldest son of Robert and Sarah Jane Roberts. He was born about 1882 in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone. The 1911 census records William as 27 years old. His father had died. His mother was a farmer, as was he. The family lived at Drumbirn, Derrygorry, Monaghan. William enlisted in Enniskillen while he was living in Monaghan with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private William Roberts was killed in action on the 6th December 1917 in France aged 35. His younger brother George Roberts had been killed eight months earlier, in April 1917.
The Cambrai Memorial stands on a terrace in Louverval Military Cemetery, which is situated on the north side of the N30, south of Louverval village. Louverval is 13 kilometres north-east of Bapaume and 16 kilometres south-west of Cambrai.