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Roosters singing group


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Guest saulmallett

I was wondering whether anyone had any info about a rooster singing group during WW1. I have an uncle george robertson b.1920 and he says his father was a farrier during WW1 as well as performing with the Roosters as entertainment for the troops. His father was a george richard robertson b.abt 1891 I havent been able to find any service records so this maybe outside of actual action but was wondering if anyone had any further information i can pass on. george jnr is a spritley 93 and a member of the goldfish club following ditching in the sea in WW2

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Welcome to the Forum Saul.

The Roosters have been mentioned a number of times. The search box towards the top right of the page will reveal several threads, including this one

Do you know George Robertson's unit? I hate to disappoint, but I haven't got a record of him appearing with The Roosters, and he is not mentioned on Dean Williams website

Do you have any more details?

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Guest saulmallett

Many thanks for the welcome and reply.

We will try and find more information but i cant even gaurantee what name he was going under at the time! he certainly used at least 2 surnames and i can see a possible Lawrence that may be him. He was certainly from a performing family but will have to hope for more paperwork to be dug up i think! :(

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The Roosters were drawn exclusively from units of 60th Division, which is why finding his unit would help determine his participation; however The Roosters were in business long after the war, so maybe he performed with them then, or on the same bill.

Did he have a stage name?

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