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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Roberts, Hugh Stanley


Lance Corporal Hugh Stanley Roberts
was born in Enniskillen on 18th September 1895.  

He was the son of Samuel Roberts and Margaret Jane Roberts.  In 1911 the family are living in house 7, Rigg, Ely, Co. Fermanagh.  They were of Methodist faith.
On 11th April 1913, Roberts joined Northern Bank at Head Office.   Transfers followed to Fintona (1913) and Head Office (1914). 

On ‘Ulster Day’, Saturday, 28th September 1912, Roberts signed the Ulster Covenant at Enniskillen. 
In September 1914, he volunteered and enlisted into the 9th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers as a Private with Service Number 13613.  This was to be for the ‘duration of war’. 
Prior to being killed in action, aged 20, on 1st July 1916 he was promoted to Lance Corporal (Corporal 2nd). 
Roberts was awarded the British Victory Medal and the British War Medal and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. 

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