26 January 1917 Pte John Hughes Roberts died on this day

700707 Pte John Hughes Roberts, 16th Bn Candian Expeditionary Force. Born at Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada on 28 March 1895, John was employed as a farmer prior to his enlistment into the CEF at Winnipeg on 10 January 1916.

700707 Pte John Hughes Roberts, 16th Bn Candian Expeditionary Force

Born at Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada on 28 March 1895, John was employed as a farmer prior to his enlistment into the CEF at Winnipeg on 10 January 1916.

After arrival in France – via the UK – later in the year, John partook in the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of the Ancre but was killed in action during a relief of the frontline near Lens on 26 January 1917.

He is buried in Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery British Extension, Pas-de-Calais.

26 January 1917


Research by David O'Mara