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Arnold Ross Roberts
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Arnold Ross Roberts 283235 Sergeant 219th Battalion; 85th Battalion March 20, 1895 East Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NS March 28, 1916 Yarmouth NS East Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NS 21 5 feet, 9 inches medium brown brown tinged with grey 29th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth, NS Single Farmer Baptist Odus Roberts (Father), East Kemptville, NS Sergeant Roberts was the son of Odus and Odessa Roberts of Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NS. He trained in Canada until October, 1916 when he went overseas to England arriving at Liverpool on the SS Olympic on October 18, 1916. He transferred from the 219th to the 85th Battalion and proceeded to France on March 8, 1917 and joined the 85th in field on March 11, 1917. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on September 22, 1917 and to Sergeant on January 12, 1918. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field. Sergeant Roberts returned to Canada on May 31, 1919 and was discharged on demobilization at Halifax on June 15, 1919.