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Service number 1276

On the 4thOctober 1917 Herman received a mild gunshot wound to his back. He returned to active duty and on the 28thAugust 1918 was wounded with a gunshot wound to his right knee. Returned to Australia on the 16thJune 1919. Discharged on the 22nd June 1920.

Herman returned to live at Beaconsfield, his occupation storekeeper.

His brother is Lieutenant Leslie Alfred Roberts.

Died on the 13th August 1953 at Beaconsfield, Victoria.

Cremated on the 14thAugust 1953 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

The Argus (24th January 1925)

“Roberts Beswick- On Christmas Day at St Andrew’s Church of England, Middle Brighton by the Rev Canon Hancock, Herman (Mac) Roberts eldest son of Mr and the late Mrs Herman Roberts, Paynesville to Katherine Lucy second daughter of Mr and Mrs John Beswick, 5 Baker Street, Middle Brighton (late of Garfield, present address Station Store Beaconsfield).”

Name ROBERTS, Herman
Service Number 1276
Rank Private
Roll 38 Infantry Battalion (June 1916)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 20th June 1916
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Runic A54
Age 33 years
Birth Place 1882, Paynesville, Victoria
Father Herman Roberts, Paynesville, Gippsland, Victoria
Mother Charlotte (Fitz) Roberts
Religion Presbyterian
Occupation Builder
Residence Paynesville, Gippsland, Victoria
Enlisted 1st February 1916
Height 5 feet, 4 ¾ inches
Complexion Fresh; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Auburn