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17/04/2017 Lance Corporal George Roberts at is buried in La Chaudière Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
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17/04/2017 The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Acting Lance Corporal Roberts was killed in action on 10th April 1917. His unit were involved in an attack north west of Vimy at the time.
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17/04/2017 The CWGC record Lance Corporal G Roberts as the son of Robert and Sarah Jane Roberts of Drumbirn, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Ireland.
28/01/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd May 1917:
28/01/2017 Sergeant George Roberts, Canadian Infantry, killed in action on 9th April, was a brother of Mr C K S Roberts, workhouse master, Dungannon. He was one of seven brothers serving with the colours. One of these, Private Thomas Roberts, Royal Irish Fusiliers, was killed at the Somme on 1st July; another has been invalided to Canada; while Mr C K S Roberts, the workhouse master, lost his left arm at the first battle of Ypres.
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30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 George enlisted on 12th January 1915. He was described as 5' 6" tall having a dark complexion with grey eyes and dark brown hair. He was sing and gave his next of kin as his mother, Sarah Jane Roberts who lived at Drumbirn, Aughnacloy.
30/12/2015 After emigrating to Canada George Roberts he worked as a Locomotive Fireman on the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R).
30/12/2015 His older brother William Roberts was killed in action eight months later, in December 1917.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 News was received on Wednesday that Sergeant George Roberts, Machine Gun Brigade, Canadian Infantry, had been killed in action on 9th April. He was a son of the late Robert Roberts, Drumbearn, Aughnacloy, brother of Mr C K S Roberts, Workhouse Master, Dungannon, and a cousin of Mrs Grimason, Market Square, Dungannon. Before joining the colours, he was engaged on the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.), and was one of seven brothers serving with the forces. One of these, Private Thomas Roberts, Irish Fusiliers, was killed at the Somme on 1st July; another, Sergeant Major John Roberts, 1st Canadian Division, was three times wounded and has now returned to Canada; two others, Private William Roberts and Private Albert Roberts are serving with the Inniskillings and the North Irish Horse respectively; another, Walter Roberts, is in the Navy, while Mr C K S Roberts himself lost an arm at Ypres.
30/12/2015 Family: Sarah Jane Roberts , Horriate J Roberts (born about 1882), William Roberts (born about 1884), Charles Roberts (born about 1887), George Roberts (born about 1889), Thomas Roberts (born about 1890), Malinda Roberts (born about 1894), Albert Roberts (born about 1899).
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 10 May 1917
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30/12/2015 Roberts – April 9th, 1917, killed in action, Sergeant George Roberts, Canadian Infantry, Machine Gun Brigade, 3rd son of the late Robert Roberts, Drumbearn, Aughnacloy, and brother of C K S Roberts, Workhouse Master, Dungannon.
30/12/2015 George Roberts was the son of Robert and Sarah Jane Roberts. He was born on 24th November 1889 in County Monaghan.
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30/12/2015 All Mrs Roberts' seven sons volunteered and of these three were killed in action and two permanently disabled.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 30 September 2015: Brothers in Arms
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30/12/2015 Conference in Four Seasons Hotel including talk by Jack Johnston on 'Seven Monaghan Brothers In The Great War'
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 10 May 1917
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