1. Memorial:St. Sever Cemetery Extension, RouenQ. IV. G. 15.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.133
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour50A GQS

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Family :

Samuel was born in the 2nd quarter of 1880 to Samuel Roberts, Stone Mason, and Sally Roberts, in Ipswich, Suffolk. He married Isabella Norton of 45, Borough Road, Ipswich, in Ipswich in the 2nd quarter of 1899 and in the 1901 census he is shown as a Stock Keeper on a Farm, living at 10 William Street, Ipswich. The couple had a son, Frederick Saul, in 2nd quarter of 1913. The 1911 census shows Samuel as the Licensee of The Safe Harbour, 45 Borough Road, Ipswich and Isabella is shown running the establishment in a 1925 Directory.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 1st Battalion The Norfolk Regiment 

1st Battalion August 1914 : in Holywood, Belfast. Part of 15th Brigade, 5th Division. Landed at Le Havre August 1914. Moved with Division to Italy in November 1917 but returned to France in April 1918.

Action : No Data 

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Detail :

Pte. Samuel Rand Roberts, No. 38316. 1st Bn. Norfolk Regt. Died of Wounds 4th September 1918. Age 39

Samuel enlisted on 10th December 1915. The 1st Bn. Norfolk Regiment was part of 5th Division, 15th Brigade. On or about the 28th August 1918 the Division entered into what became a series of complex, endless, overlapping Allied attacks that forced the German Army into retreat. Fighting through Albert (back on the old and devastated Somme ground of 1916), the Division was in more or less continuous action until late October 1918. At some time early in this campaign Samuel was wounded and evacuated back to one of the dozen or so hospitals in Rouen

He is commemorated at his grave in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Ref: Q.IV.G.15. He is further commemorated on the Ipswich War Memorial and also at the War Memorial at St. Clements Church.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Corinthian No. 3093 E.C.Suffolk

6th November 1917
4th December 1917
5th March 1918

Licensed Victualler from Ipswich. "Died September 1918."

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