George Roberts introduction

19835 Guardsman George Roberts

  • 19835 Guardsman George Roberts
  • 4th. Battalion Grenadier Guards
  • Died on the 5th. July 1915, age 20
  • He is buried at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Eardisland

Gdsm. George Roberts

Guardsman George Roberts

George was the second son, one of six children of Thomas & Edith Roberts of Church Cottage, Eardisland (now called Westwayes). Educated at the village school he later worked locally as a farm labourer.

Joining the Guards on the 26th September 1914, he completed training at the Guards Depot before joining the 4th battalion of the Grenadier Guards, a newly formed Guards unit awaiting deployment from England to the Western Front.

George became ill at some stage in early June. He was sent to the Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital in Millbank, London. Records show he was suffering from tuberculosis but the cause of his death on 5th July 1915 was registered as paratyphoid.

His body was returned to the village he grew up in and he was duly buried in the churchyard of St Mary's Eardisland, in a plot south of the church.

Gdsm. George Roberts walk box

Gdsm. George Roberts Memorial Walk

3 3/4 miles Lower Burton & Pigmore Common

Gdsm. George Roberts gate box

Gdsm. George Roberts Memorial Gate

Donated by The Grenadier Guards