The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Roberts
First Name:
Stanley Henry George
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7750
Company:
‘A’ Company, No 6 Platoon.
Enlisted:
10.08.1940
Discharged:
18.07.1943
DOB:
1.12.1903
Place of Birth:
Boulder, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William Roberts
Mothers's Name:
Isabella Roberts (nee Stone)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Storekeeper
Java:
‘Blackforce’, attached to 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Return Details 1945:
Soldier was returned to Australia sick and arrived in Melbourne on 28.3.1942. No other details are known

General Description

When ‘Aquitania’ sailed into Gauge Roads with 2/4th MGB and other 8th Division Battalions, many 2/4th men jumped ship wanting to see their families before they headed to war.  Roberts was one about 90 odd men who were unable re-board their ship before it sailed the next day on 16 January.

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Roberts arrived in Java with the last of the 2/4th and was attached to 2/3rd MGB ‘Blackforce’.  He however became ill and was evacuated from Java prior to the Japanese invasion.  He arrived in Melbourne on 23 March 1942.  He was discharged July 1943.

 

Stan Roberts parents William Roberts and Isabella Stone married Victoria 1897.  The couple moved to WA and Stan’s older brother Thomas was born Midland in 1897.  Stan was born Boulder 1903.

Isabella Roberts died January 1953, at Fremantle Hospital. It is not known where William Roberts died.

Prior to his enlistment he was recorded residing Quairading,  working as a salesman.

Stan married Gladys Kathleen Heptinstall in 1944.   In 1949 they were residing at Hakea, he was a kiln operator.

Stan died 3 April 1962 Subiaco.

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