Roberts, John William “Jack”

Regimental Number: 2129072
Rank: Private
Branch: 27th Battalion

Jack was born in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia on November 11, 1894. He was living in Manitoba when he was drafted in January of 1918. At some point after the war, Jack came west and filed on 29-71-2-W6 (or NE 30-71-2-W6, which he purchased from John Lupton). He was married to Elsie and they had two daughters, but they had gone back east to live. Elsie and the girls came to visit Jack once. Jack died on November 23, 1956 and was buried in the Grande Prairie Cemetery.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 60; Nov. 27, 1956 p. 1 c. 1 (obituary)