ROBERTS, Peter Cpl. 16020

Peter Roberts was born in Culcheth near Warrington in 1887, the son of Peter and Elizabeth Roberts. The 1911 Census recorded him as a single man, living as a Boarder at 16 Knowles Street in Chorley and working as a Colour Mixer (probably in a Bleachworks). It was known that he lived at 49 Pilling Lane in Chorley and is probably the Peter Roberts recorded as marrying Lavinia Mottler at St. Peter’s Church, Chorley in 1914.

Peter was wounded at Serre on the 1st July 1916, managing to return to the British trenches at mid-day on the 2nd. He was treated at Fazackerley Hospital near Liverpool, being transferred thereafter to the Machine Gun Corps with a serial number of 62684.