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Full Name: Owen Henry Roberts
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Owen Henry
Surname: Roberts
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 10/1632
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: H.J. Roberts (father), Patea, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 78 Bell Street, Wanganui, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 14 February 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Destination: Suez,Egypt (26 March 1915)
Page on Nominal Roll: 620
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 26 May 1915
Age at Death: 20
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Addolorata Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: E. EA. A. 642.
Biographical Notes: Owen Roberts was the son of Henry James and Maria Roberts, of Leicester St., Patea, New Zealand. Born at Wanganui.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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