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David Roberts Lancs Hussars


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Looking for "any" information on this man,all I know is that he lived in either Station Street or Ellabt Road,Rainhill. As have posted before rainhill Civic Society have been researching every man on our War Memorial,we now have information on all of them except RobertsmI know it's a long shot but can anyone help ?

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David Roberts

Birth Place:

Whiston, Lancs



Death Date:

28 Mar 1918

Death Location:

France & Flanders

Enlistment Location:





King's (Liverpool Regiment)


18th Battalion



Type of Casualty:

Killed in action

Theatre of War:

Western European Theatre


Formerly 670, Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry.

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Medal index card shows service with 1st Lancs Hussars number 250104 & Liverpool Regiment number 300354

Awarded Victory & British War Medals.

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1911 census has him , aged 32 , at Ramford Street St Helens. Coal miner living with parents John and Hannah.

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David Roberts name is recorded on the list of men who served in the First World War who resided in the Parish of Whiston. At the time of his death he is recorded as being from Cook Street, Whiston, I live in the Street next to where he lived.



Cook Street


Lancs Hussars

He is not recorded on the Whiston War Memorial. I will be taking steps to have his name recorded on this memorial.

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He was the son of Moses and and Louisa Roberts. The family are residing at 14, Cook Street, Whiston in the 1911 Census.

David Roberts was born in c1890. He was married at the time of his death, if you bear with me I will get his Biography.

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