Roberts, George A –

One of four sons of Mr. A. Roberts, of Newport Street, Bolton, Lancashire on active service. An old boy of the Bolton Church Institute. Formerly Capetown Garrison Artillery. Attached British South Africa Company’s forces. Died 1916 after suffering severe internal injuries when thrown from his horse and interred with full military honours in the Salisbury (South Rhodesia) Cemetery.

Personal details

  • Surname: Roberts
  • Forename: George A
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: Not known
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: September 17th, 1916
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Trooper
  • Unit: British South African Police.
  • Service number: 1965
  • Regiment: South African Imperial Forces
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 20/10/1916 29/12/1916
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6d* S21*

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