Roberts, John

322 John Roberts, age 18. He was an Assistant Engineer’s Mess Steward on the Lusitania and as the son of John and Margaret Roberts, of 19, Maitland Street, Liverpool. He had been born at West Derby, Lancashire, 16 September 1896 and christened on 16 October the same year in the Roman Catholic tradition. It would seem the Roberts family in 1901 lived at Ruby Street in Toxteth Park. John was 4 years of age (he would in fact have been 5) and his father John was noted as an electrician’s labourer, born about 1870 in the Tranmere district of Cheshire. His mother Margaret had been born around 1871 at Liverpool. John had a sister, Elizabeth A., 6.

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