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Howard Lee Roberts   Regimental Number: 3181191   Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 1st Depot Battalion, Halifax, N.S. Regimental Number: 3181191 Rank: Private Date of Birth: May 22, 1888 Place of Birth: Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., N.S>   Date of Enlistment: March 20, 1918 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, N.S. Address at Enlistment: Kemptville N.S. Age at Enlistment: 29 Height: 5 Feet, 8 Inches Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: (Father) Solomon Roberts, Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Howard Roberts, the son of Solomon Crowell Roberts and Maria Ellen Roberts, and  enlisted March 20, 1918 at Halifax. He died April 22, 1918 after a serious illness of measles and pneumonia.   His brother Merton Roberts arrived in Halifax just before Howard’s death and accompanied the body to Kemptville on April 25.  The funeral was held on April 26, 1918. Date of Death: April 22, 1918 Age at Death: 29 Cemetery: United Baptist Cemetery, Kemptville , Nova Scotia, Canada   Commemorated on Page 492 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 19 Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 282)
  Private Howard Lee Roberts  
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