Private Kenneth Roberts

 

10664491 Private Ken Roberts, No.1 Platoon, 21st Independent Parachute Company. When the 1st Airborne Division withdrew from Oosterbeek on the night of the 25/26th September 1944, Roberts swam the Rhine and was carried downstream by the strong current, but managed to reach the opposite bank only to be hit by machine-gun fire. He died in Nijmegen on the 29th September 1944, aged 23.

The Roll of Honour at St John's Welcome Centre, Abbey Hulton. Copyright: Leslie Roberts.

The memorial to Ken Roberts in the Civic Centre, Stoke-on-Trent. Copyright: Leslie Roberts.