Lance Sergeant Caleb William Roberts

Unit/Regiment Monmouthshire Regiment
Battalion2nd Service Number1270
Theatre of War first served in (1) France Date of entry therein07/11/1914
Age at Death23 Date of Death 27/11/1916
Burial/Memorial Reference A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers Plot V Row E Grave 9
CWGC Family Details


Family & Census Details Caleb William Roberts was born in Cwmtillery, Mons around 1891, the son of Thomas & Edith Roberts. By 1901 the family were living at 23 Blaen Blodau Street, Newbridge, Thomas (48) was working underground as a coalminer (hewer) whilst Edith, eighteen years his junior, was looking after their three children – Caleb William (10), Isaac Leonard (6) and Hilda May (3).

In 1911 the Roberts were still living at 23 Blaen Blodau Street and Caleb William had started working as an underground haulier at the Celynen Colliery. The family had grown with the addition of Bertha (10) and Thomas George (3) sadly they appear to have lost a daughter, Iris between the two Censuses.
SDGW – Where BornCwmtillery, Mon
EnlistedCrumlin, Mon. ResidedNewbridge, Mon.
How DiedKilled in action Theatre of War Western European Theatre
Medal Entitlement 1914 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal
Notes Commemorated on the Celynen Collieries Roll of Honour
Images William Roberts - Killed in action
Newbridge War Memorial - Civic commemoration
Celynen Collieries Roll of Honour - Workplace commemoration
2nd Btn. Monmouthshire Chapel - Battalion Chapel
Newbridge Medallion - Civic commemoration
Medal Card - WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
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