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Private Albert Roberts, 2nd Battalion, King's Own, 1917

Whilst buried in Nikolai Cemetery, Latvia, Private Roberts also appears on the Russia Memorial at Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.


Private Albert Roberts, number 9510, of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, who died on 21st March 1917 and is buried in Nikolai Cemetery, Latvia.  Private Roberts attested for military service in Lancaster on October 1907.  He was in India at the outbreak of the First World War and arrived in France on 15th January 1915 with the rest of the battalion.  He was taken prisoner of war at the Battle of Frezenberg in May 1915.  He died whilst being held as a prisoner of war.  It is believed Private Roberts is the only King's Own soldier to have died in Russia in the First World War.
Accession Number: KO2934/08

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