|1. Memorial:||Tower Hill Memorial||London|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.133|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||25B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of the late Richard and Dorothy Roberts; husband of Winifred Roberts (nee Thomas), of 1, Lombard St., Portmadoc. Born at Criccieth.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: SS Merton Hall|
Wrecksite EU: Built by Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle in 1889 and owned at the time of her loss by Hall Line, Ltd., Liverpool. She was a defensively-armed British steamer of 4,327 tons. Formerly SS Knight Templar and renamed Merton Hall.
|Action : SS Merton Hall, Sinking of|
Wrecksite EU: MERTON HALL CARGO SHIP 1889-1918 - On February 11th, 1918, Merton Hall, on a voyage from New York to La Pallice with a cargo of Steel, was she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by the German submarine U-53 (Hans Rose), 30 miles NxW from Ushant (Ouessant). 57 persons were lost including Master. [HMSO, British Merchant Shipping (Losses) WW1]
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Madoc No. 1509 E.C.||North Wales|
3rd June 1913
4th April 1916
Listed as a 40 year old Master Mariner from Portmadoc at the time of his initiation in 1913. The contribution register shows that he "Drowned 11th Feb/18."
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley