Service number 1276
ORIGINAL NAME PLATE C.1929
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).”
|Roll||38 Infantry Battalion (June 1916)|
|Conflict||First World War 1914-1918|
|Embarked||20th June 1916|
|Ship||HMAT Runic A54|
|Birth Place||1882, Paynesville, Victoria|
|Father||Herman Roberts, Paynesville, Gippsland, Victoria|
|Mother||Charlotte (Fitz) Roberts|
|Residence||Paynesville, Gippsland, Victoria|
|Enlisted||1st February 1916|
|Height||5 feet, 4 ¾ inches|
|Complexion||Fresh; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Auburn|