9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
06/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.