Roberts, Albert Ernest Warden

Regimental Number: 101356
Rank: Lieutenant
Branch: 49th Battalion; 7th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery

Albert was born in London, England on April 20, 1885. In 1907 he came to Canada, and in 1910 came to Lake Saskatoon over the Grouard Trail. Albert filed on the entire section at 27-71-8-W6 (in 1914 he filed on NE 7-72-2-W6, and in 1919 he filed on NW 31-71-8-W6). On June 1, 1914 he married Elizabeth Julia Thompson, who had come over the Grouard Trail with her family in the same party as Albert. Albert enlisted in the Canadian Army in September of 1915. On June 8, 1917, he received gunshot wounds to his face. In June of 1918, Albert was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He was awarded the Military Cross in February of 1919 for his action at Arras. Albert and Julia had four children. In 1941, Albert and Julia moved to Edmonton where Albert was once again serving in the Army. After the war they moved to Vancouver. Albert died on April 25, 1976.

Sources: surname file; Edson to Grande Prairie Trail p. 121; Lake Saskatoon p. 200; Along the Wapiti p. 385; Pioneers of the Peace p. 116