Saturday 10 December 2011

Private Edward Arthur Roberts

Born on 1 April 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of John Holts and Amelia Roberts, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 11 March 1916 (number 246048) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - died on 15 November 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery (grave I.C.61), Belgium.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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