Born: 1879, All Saint’s, Ipswich.

Died: 4th September 1918; age 39; Died of Wounds.

Residence: ‘Safe Harbour’ 42, Borough Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Licensed Victualler – ‘Safe Harbour Inn.’

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 10th December 1915; Age 36 years & 9 months.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 38316

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


St. Sever Cemetery Extension,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Samuel Rand Roberts & Sally Roberts; husband of Isabella, of 45, Borough Road, Ipswich.




1881   27, Wilberforce Street, Ipswich.


Samuel was a year old and living with his parents at the home of his paternal grandparents & aunt.

Samuel Roberts, 58, a Wheelwright, born Clapham.

Sarah Roberts, 59, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Louisa J. Wood (nee Roberts), 23, born Ipswich.

Samuel Rand Roberts, 26, a Stonemason, born Ipswich.

Sally Roberts (nee Whurr), 27, born Ipswich.


1891   27, Wilberforce Street, Ipswich.


Samuel was 11 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Samuel, 36, a Stonemason.

Sally, 37.

Florence Annie Roberts, 3, born Ipswich.


1901   10, William Street, Ipswich.


Samuel was 22 years old, a Stock Keeper – Cattle – Farm. He was married and head of the Household.

Isabella, 21.

sister-in-law Elsie Norton, 7, born Ipswich.


1911   ‘Safe Harbour Inn,’ 42, Borough Road, Ipswich.


Samuel was 31 years old, a Licensed Retailer – employer – at home. He was married and Head of the Household.

Isabella, 31.

Elsie Norton, 18, Servant – Licensed Victualler.

2 boarders.


On the 3rd April 1899, Ipswich, Samuel married, Isabella Norton, born 1880, Ipswich.

They had 1 son:

Frederick Paul Roberts, born February 1911, Ipswich.


Samuel’s mother, Sally Roberts died 1912, Ipswich.


Samuel was Freemason, a member of the Corinthian Lodge. Initiation Date – 16th November 1916 – age 37 – Licensed Victualler. Passing – 4th December 1916 – Raising 18th March 1917. Certificate – 25th June 1918.


On the 9th December 1921, Mrs. Roberts, of 45, Borough Road, Ipswich, received the Victory & British War medals in respect of her late husband Samuel.


Samuel is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Church, Ipswich.


 Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion


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