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Remembering World War I Yarmouth Connections
Name: Howard Lee Roberts Rank: Private Regimental Number: 3181191 Battalion: 1st Depot Battalion, Halifax, NS Date of Birth: May 22, 1888 Place of Birth: Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., N.S> Date of Enlistment: March 20, 1918 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: Kemptville, NS Age at Enlistment: 29 Height: 5 Feet, 8 Inches Complexion: fair Eyes: blue Hair: light brown Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Solomon Roberts (Father) Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: April 22, 1918 Age at Death: 29 Cemetery: United Baptist Cemetery, Kemptville , NS Commemorated on Page 492 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 19 Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument Howard Roberts was the son of Solomon Crowell Roberts and Maria Ellen Roberts of Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NS. He enlisted March 20, 1918 at Halifax. He died April 22, 1918 after a serious illness of measles and pneumonia. His brother Merton Roberts arrived in Halifax just before Howard’s death and accompanied the body to Kemptville on April 25. The funeral was held on April 26, 1918. Sources: Library and Archives Canada Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 282)
Howard Lee Roberts
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