Edward James Roberts
M, #603, b. 17 February 1892, d. 28 October 1927
Edward James Roberts was born on Wednesday, 17 February 1892 at Manchester, Lancashire Co., England. He began military service on 6 November 1914 at Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada, when he signed his attestation papers becoming regimental #59841. He states he was born Feb. 17, 1892 in Manchester England, listed a sister, H. Roberts living at 219 George Street, Belleville, as his next of kin, he was employed as a stationery engineer. He was examined and considered fit and described as follows: 5' 3½" tall, dark complexion, gray eyes, dark brown hair, Wesleyan, and had a long sinew below left ear. Edward and Lillie Maddocks, daughter of John Maddocks and Elizabeth Larbalestier, were married by Reverend G. C. Balfour on Tuesday, 18 June 1918 at 112 Vonauren (?) Avenue, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. She was 26, Dress Maker, Methodist, born and living inToronto, spinster. He was 26, born Manchester England, living in Toronto, Stationary Engineer, bachelor, Methodist. G. R. Balfour and Mrs. E. M. Cawshra witnessed the marriage. Edward died on Friday, 28 October 1927 at Christie Street Hospital, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 35 years, 8 months and 11 days of Gradual Myocardios. Lillie Roberts was listed as the informant. Dr. O. J. S. Little was the attending physician. He was buried on Tuesday, 1 November 1927 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Plot D, Sect. 17, Lot 13, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. John G. Maddocks, Robert George Maddocks, George Maddocks, Edward Maddocks, William Maddocks and (Brother in Law) Mr. Gazley were the Pallbearers.