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Michael Report 21 Jan 2013 00:39

Why can't I find information on John Griffiths Roberts who died at the Battle of Besinburgh in 1915. He was a private in the Royal Welsh Fusliers his number was Private 6445. I would have thought it would be a simple task to build up information on this person? :-0


GlitterBaby Report 21 Jan 2013 00:46

70% of WW1 Army records were destroyed during WW2

What sort of info are you looking for


AnnCardiff Report 21 Jan 2013 00:53

Private 6445
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
United Kingdom
Panel 13 and 14.


GlitterBaby Report 21 Jan 2013 00:55

This entry gives his place of birth

Name: John Griffith Roberts
Birth Place: Festiniog, Merioneth
Death Date: 16 May 1915
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Blaenau Festiniog
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Number: 6445
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre


GlitterBaby Report 24 Jan 2013 20:54

really need some feedback from the poster


GlitterBaby Report 25 Jan 2013 23:55

What else do you know about him