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Thomas Roberts, Age 37

Driver, T/291345, 668th Coy, Royal Army Service Corps (ASC).

Royal Army Service Corps
Royal Army Service Corps Cap Badge.

Thomas was the son of William and Elizabeth Roberts of Dawley who at the time of the First World War still lived in the area. Thomas who had been born in Malinslee had however married and was living with his wife Agnes Annie at 12 Sun Street, Birkenhead.

Thomas had been returned to the UK suffering from either wounds or illness (it is not known which) and died from these two days before the end of the war on 9th November 1918, it cannot be imagined how his wife felt when the war finished as she grieved for her husband.

Thomas is buried in the Flay Brick Cemetery in Birkenhead in grave 4.NC.459.

Head Stone

Commonwealth War Graves
Buried Flay Brick Cemetery

Extra info:
I can’t find Thomas’s WWI Medal Rolls Index Card, but I’m confident he would have had the Victory Medal, British War Medal, and the WW1 Death Plaque, I did find his medical record, Thomas was admitted in to the Military Hospital, 28, Palm Grove, Birkenhead, on the 19th March 1917 with a septic wound left tibia, and discharged on the 2nd May 1917 (45 days), on the 30th October 1918 Thomas was admitted in to the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, with Influenza & Pneumonia, he died on the 9th November 1918 ( whilst on active service).


victory-medal britishwar-medal
Victory Medal British War Medal

WW1 Death Plaque