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Roberts, Lionel John

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Surname(s)Roberts
First name(s)Lionel John
Family detailsSon of Mr and Mrs E. J. Roberts of Hampstead
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Military unitRifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), 16th Bttn.
Date enlistedMarch 1916
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders March to September 1916
Decorations / medalsM.C.
Citation(s)During a raid on the enemy's trenches he led a bombing party until only himself and one private remained. He then personally threw bombs without any help for some time, eventually going back for more bombs and reinforcements. His plucky action held up the enemy, many of whom were killed.
Date of death3 September 1916
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Place of deathSomme
Cause of deathKilled in action
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Thiepval Memorial
SourcesKing's College London Archives; London Gazette, 22 Sep. 1916; Commonwealth War Graves; University of London O.T.C. 1914-1919

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