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He was the son of William and Adelaide Roberts of 47 Coal Pit Lane Nottingham and the husband of Eleanor May Peel (formerly Roberts), of Congewai Street Aberdare New South Wales Australia (CWGC). At the time of the 1911 census he was 15 years old (b. 1896) living with his parents, and employed as a labourer. It appears that John and Eleanor were married in March 1915 (he was in France by 16 March); their daughter was born in April the same year. His widow remarried and emigrated to Australia.
Member of 2nd Nottingham Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club).
08 May 1915
19
920290 - CWGC Website
R/3576
Enlisted in Nottingham but gave his residence as Sheffield.
Private
4th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
In France from 15 March 1915 (medal roll). He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
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