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23244   Private William Roberts
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/02/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/11/1883
Died: 06/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
William Roberts was the eldest son of Robert and Sarah Jane Roberts. He was born on 6th November 1883 near Aughnacloy, probably in County Monaghan. He was one of at least fourteen children. 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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cambrai Memorial
  Louverval, Nord, 
Grave Ref: Panel 5-6
CWGC Casualty 1756307
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Roberts family Does not list William as living at house 1 Drumbirn, Derrygorry, Monaghan
2 1911 Census lists Roberts family Lists William as age 27 living with the family at house 1 Drumbirn, Derrygorry, Monaghan
3 Photo of Private William Roberts' inscription
4 Lance Corporal George Roberts Brother of Private William Roberts
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Private Thomas Roberts Brother of Private William Roberts
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