Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Alfred Roberts was born at Astley Abbotts in 1876 and was baptised at the parish church there on October 22nd. He was the son of William Roberts, a labourer, and his wife, Ann. They lived at Linley Pool.
In 1901 Alfred lived with his widowed mother at Colemore Green and worked as a farm waggoner. Ten years later he was still living there but was employed as a domestic gardener.
Albert enlisted at Bridgnorth and joined the 6th King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He is recorded as having been killed in action on 23rd June, 1918 and buried in Sarralbe Military Cemetery. However, according to the CWGC, Sarralbe Cemetery only contains the graves of men who died as prisoners of the Germans.
Alfred Roberts, 202775, was awarded the Victory and British medals.
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