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William Cadwaladr Roberts, Royal Welch Fusiliers, d. 15 November 1918

William Cadwaladr Roberts, Royal Welch Fusiliers, d. 15 November 1918

Posted: 23 Sep 2013 5:38PM GMT
Classification: Military
The family member of a friend found a WWI Allied Victory Medal in their garden, belonging to this gentleman who was killed on the Italian front in WWI at age 26. His parents are listed by the CWGC as Son of Cadwaladr and Annie Roberts, of Bron Fferam, Dinorwic, Cwm-glo, Carnarvon, North Wales.

My friend's desire is to find an heir to whom the medal could be returned. There is presently no curator of the regimental museum, so our options to search are a bit limited.

It does not appear that Cpl Roberts married.

Re: William Cadwaladr Roberts, Royal Welch Fusiliers, d. 15 November 1918

Posted: 12 Oct 2013 3:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
I see you have not had any answers to your post. Did you find any ancestors of the medal holder.

Diane

Re: William Cadwaladr Roberts, Royal Welch Fusiliers, d. 15 November 1918

Posted: 12 Oct 2013 5:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Through the Royal Welsh Fusiliers website I found some more information about two brothers Benjamin d. 1955 and Cadwaladr d. 1978, both buried in the Llandinorwig churchyard with parents Annie and Cadwaladr.

William was born 05/1893, d. 24 Nov 1918.

There is a sister no one can locate due to the married name change. My next step was to start hunting family trees.

Also have this bit:

Roberts, William Cadwaladr, Pte 40158
Born Dinorwic c.05/1893. Quarryman. Enlisted 22 RWF 02/02/1916. Landed 28/07/1916. Posted 1 RWF 30/07/1916. L/Cpl 04/11/1917. Cpl 08/05/1918. Shrapnel wounds legs 08/05/1918, adm 21 CCS, 9 S/Hosp. Re-joined Bn 26/06/1918. Adm PUO 22 F/Amb, 9 CCS 16/11/1918. Influenza. Died 24/11/1918, age 26. Buried Giavera British Cemetery.

Next of Kin given as Mr Cadwaladr and Mrs Annie Roberts, Bron Fferam (?), Dinorwic, Cwmyglo, Caernarfon

Further sources of information: local council administration, local historical society, contemporary local papers and generally knocking on doors.

[Just in case: F/Amb = Field Ambulance, CCS = Casualty Clearing Station, S/Hosp = Stationary Hospital, PUO - Pyrexia of Unknown Origin]

Re: William Cadwaladr Roberts, Royal Welch Fusiliers, d. 15 November 1918

Posted: 12 Oct 2013 7:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Well done on all your research mattbevoliver.I do hope you find a member of this young mans family,what a lovely momemto it will be for them.

Have you thought about writing to a the local newspaper of the area the young mans parents lived.
Good luck in your search.

Diane

Re: William Cadwaladr Roberts, Royal Welch Fusiliers, d. 15 November 1918

Posted: 12 Oct 2013 10:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks. The family I was helping with the research still live in the immediate area in Wales, and are going to start talking to older residents who may remember the Roberts family.

The chap on the other forum who was providing much of the info grew up with members of the family I was helping, so they're all connected now. It always amazes me the types of connections you find!

Matt
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