victims with surnames starting with the letter R

Henry William Abram Roberts

Rank:Sapper - Royal EngineersNumber:2003779
How Died:HE Bomb blast
Incident Date:11/03/1941
Incident Address.Drill Hall, Hyde Road, Ardwick
Died Address:Drill Hall, Hyde Road, Ardwick
Grave Details:Panel 7, Column 1
Cemetery or Memorial:Brookwood Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1919 in the
Blything R.D. - ref: 4a/1654, the son of Robert &
Alice Ethel Roberts (nee Elmy).

1939 National Registration - No Trace, indicating
that he was already serving in the Army at the
outbreak of WW2.  

One of 12 Royal Engineers from 1 Engineer, Supply
Base Depot killed when a H.E. bomb landed on the
Royal Artillery Officers Mess on Hyde Road,
Ardwick where they were billeted.  Eleven of them
were killed outright, but the 12th survived, only
to be killed when he went back into the building
to search for his buddies when the remains of the
building collapsed onto him.  His body was not
recovered until the following day.

In total only nine bodies were recovered, but the
remains of three of them were never found and, in
consequence they have no known graves - their
deaths were not registered until September 1941.

Henry was one of those whose body was not
recovered and his death was registered during the
September quarter 1941 in the Manchester R.D.-
ref: 8d/311 - aged: 23.

CWGC - Son of Robert and Alice Ethel Roberts, of
Wenhaston, Suffolk.

Benjamin Harry BROUGHTON
Eric John Berkley CLAYTON
Leslie DANES
William Reginald DEAKIN
George Wilfred HIMBURY
James Bird HODGSON
Charles C. HOLMAN
William Hugh MILLER
Isaiah MOSS
Henry William Abram ROBERTS
Dennis Henry Wilfred THAYER

Manchester (City of Manchester)
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