George Roberts

Appendix      George Roberts       (Second World War Casualty)                                           Revised 23.1.2016

CWGC Record:

ROBERTS, GEORGE Corporal 4123257 03/12/1944 Cheshire Regiment United Kingdom Spec. Memorial. ASHTON-HAYES (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD


He is not (at present) included in the Ashton Hayes Remembrance Service listing


“We were approached by the war graves people (about 20 years ago?) who told us that this man (if it is the right person) was buried in the churchyard and could we say where so that they could erect a headstone. We checked all of our available records and found absolutely nothing so there is now a headstone to the north of the church tower which says that he is “somewhere in the churchyard”.  I genuinely don’t know whether he is here or not” [his burial record 19th Dec 1944 has since been found]


Comment from CWGC  employee:

“We would not place a headstone or special memorial at a site if there was no formal proof that the casualty was buried at the location”


Findagrave website:

Birth: Unknown     Death:  Dec 3 1944
Corporal Roberts is buried in this churchyard but the exact location of his grave is unknown. The headstone is located against the west wall of the church.
Burial:      Ashton Hayes, St John the Evangelist Churchyard

Army Roll of Honour:

George Roberts   Corporal  d 3.12.1944  4123257  born: Chester,  residence: Chester   Cheshire Regiment


Found as a message on the internet:

George ROBERTS    Birth 10 FEB 1915     Death 3 DEC 1944 in Plumer Barracks, Crownhill, Plymouth1


George Roberts2
born 10.2.1915   Baptised 11.4.1915 at Ashton Hayes son of Richard and Emma Roberts
Died 3.12.1944 at Plumer Barracks, Plymouth. He had three brothers and one sister.
Parents Richard and Emma were at Ashton Hayes in 1911 at ‘Woodside Ashton’; both predeceased him.

It seems that George may have been brought back to Ashton for burial as this was ‘his Parish’
He made a will – ‘Soldiers Wills’:    George Roberts  4123257  died 3.12.1944; It is dated 2nd Sept 1944 and is written into a pre-printed army form; he left everything to ‘My Beloved Wife Veronica Nora D Roberts of No. 5 John St, Brewers Gds, Hazel Grove, Stockport’ (in a shaky hand).



1     Birth: Mar Q 1915 mother: Dean (Chester 8a 654) Death: George Roberts aged 29   Dec Q 1944

(Plymouth 5b 357)

2    Source of information:     http://trees.ancestr…040372946?ssrc=