Private Harold Roberts
37829 8th East Lancashire Regiment
Died 22nd September 1917, aged 29
Lived at 176 Howard Street
Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Burnley Express
6th October 1917
See Harolds photograph on the Salvation Army Band 1913-14

Burnleys Great War Centenary
Sponsored by: Alan Harrison


"Harold Roberts, who was KIA Sept 22nd 1916 whilst serving with the 6th East Lancs & is on the Tyne Cot memorial, His wife was Lucy Ellen Roberts (nee Veevers ie one of the 5 Veevers siblings,3 of who lost their husbands/betrothed in the 1st WW )
The Roberts family resided at 176 Howard st Burnley,
I had always understood that the Richard Roberts (the baby on this photo) was born after the death of his father Harold,but I was obviously mistaken,)
Lucy Ellen died in Sept 1956, 19 Elmwood St Burnley,
Florence died in 1978, also 19 Elmwood St
Richard died Sept 1965 aged 49 yrs, Nairne St Burnley.

Auntie Lucy (as my brother & I always knew her by) was indeed our favourite relation & we never realised the cross of mis-fortune that she,& indeed thousands of others had to bear in silent testimony to the loss of their loved ones,
She always had time for us & always gave us,along with another of our cousins,4d a week, which was a large sum out of a pensioners pocket at the time,

But if there is a heaven,I'm sure that she will be there."

Lucy was the sister of Edith Roper, wife of Samuel Roper.

(courtesy of Alan Harrison)






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