Roberts William John Pte 4457717
Name Roberts William John
Army number 4457717
Decorations Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal - gazetted 4/11/1941.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age (At time of death).
Unit Enlisted in the Durham Light Infantry - enlistment date to be identified. Posted to 8th Battalion. Served with the B.E.F. in France. Taken Prisoner of War. Escaped.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not yet ascertained.
Joined Brigade Uncertain.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes.
Died/Killed in action date of death not yet known.
Home address Born and lived his early life in Tonypandy, Wales.
Private Roberts was interviewed by Hayy moses for the Imperial War Museum's Oral History Project bu unfortunately the extensive recordings cease at the point of repatriation. It is thought that he may have been transferred to the 11th Battalion but this has yet to be confirmed. The interview can be accessed here.