R. H. Roberts
Service no. G/22229
Private, Royal Sussex Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion
Died on 7 August 1918, aged about 19
Remembered at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France, and St Andrew’s Church, Landor Road, London SW9
Information from the 1911 census
This is a somewhat tentative identification based on the presence of only one Robert Harry Roberts registered as living in Lambeth at this time.
Robert Harry Roberts was a 12-year-old schoolboy in 1911. He lived at 21 Cottage Grove, Stockwell with his parents and two sisters. Roberts’s father, Lambeth-born Robert Alfred Roberts, 43, was a clothworker; his mother Emma Eliza Roberts, 38, was from Islington, north London. Norah Aileen Roberts, 16, was a “tailoress, born in Edgware, north London; Emma Winifred Sarah Roberts, 3, was born in Brixton. Three boarders shared the six-room accommodation: Beresford Worthington, 60, a single journalist from Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland; Frederick Collinds, 28, a single sugar confectioner from Andover, Hampshire; and Samuel Lloyd, 24, a single baker from Brixton.