Alan Michael ROBERTS


ROBERTS, Alan Michael

Service Number: 979
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kilkenny, Ireland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm hand
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 3
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 979, 20th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 979, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

20th Bn.,Australian Infantry, C Company, A.I.F.

People's Palace, Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales

He was 21 and the son of Frank A. and Mary Hope Roberts 30 Oaklands Grove, Shepherds Bush, London, England, later of 12, Randolph Gardens, Maida Vale, London, England.
Enlistment date-22 March 1915.

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915.

Age at embarkation 18.

Alan is remembered on the Kilkenny Great War Memorial-[Kilkenny Peace Park Memorial.] and on the Kilkenny, MacDonagh Station-Kilkenny World War I Memorial.