Albert Whatman Roberts

First Name: 
Albert
Middle Name: 
Whatman
Last Name: 
Roberts
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, June 3, 1891
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Roberts (nee Whatman)
Father's Name: 
John Roberts
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, May 11, 1918
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/15 Star
Date of Death: 
Sunday, September 29, 1918
Place of Death: 
England
Cause of Death: 
Enteric Fever
Details: 

Albert Roberts (Service No 59168) was born in Parramatta, N.S.W.

When Albert enlisted he was leaving behind 3 (surviving) children with his wife Ruby.  Albert was 28 years old and worked as a fitter, having completed an apprenticeship in  Wollongong, N.S.W. 

He embarked from Sydney with NSW 11th Reinforcements, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17th July 1918. 

On 27th September 1918, soon after arriving in England, Albert was admitted to the Military Hospital at Gravesend suffering from bronchitis.  His condition suddenly deteriorated on 29th September when he suffered a sudden and severe haemorrhage and within 5 hours he died.

Albert is buried with full military honours in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England: Plot IV, Grave 12.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ROBERTS ALBERT WHATMAN

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