James Arthur Roberts -Private 52580

James was born in Kippax in 1898.

His father was Joseph and Mother Martha
James enlisted in 5th Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

He was Killed in Action on 12th September 1918 aged 20. At this time the family were living at 47 Strawberry Avenue, Garforth.
James is Commemorated on Vis en Artois Memorial Part 5

James Arthur Roberts Certificate

Family History
Father – Joseph R. b. 1872 in Kippax. 1911 he was listed as a coalminer hewer living at Well Lane, Kippax
Mother – Martha R nee Shackleton b.1877 in Kippax in 1911 they had had eight children one of whom had died and had been married 15 years.Married Sept 1895
Sister – Sarah R. b. 1896 in Kippax and in 1911 was a 15 year old domestic servant.
James Roberts b.1898 in Kippax .1911 he was a 13 year old colliery surface labourer.
Sister – Elizabeth R. b. 1900 in Wakefield
Sister – Martha R. b. 1902 in Wakefield
Sister – Clanard R. b.1904 in Wakefield
Brother – Cyril R. b. 1908 in Kippax
Brother – Joseph R. b.1909 in Kippax