ROBERTS, Albert Hallar

Albert was a twenty two year old Labourer at Glen Hill, Delungra NSW when he enlisted in December 1915.  He was born at Manly NSW to Griffith and Catherine Roberts, and gave his brother Richard’s name as his next of kin on his enlistment papers. Albert joined other district volunteers to form the First Contingent of the Kurrajongs who left Inverell together on 12 January 1916 for the Narrabri and Armidale camps.

He became a member of the 33rd Battalion, C Company which trained at Armidale and Rutherford prior to sailing from Australia on 4 May 1916.  After nine weeks at sea, the Battalion arrived in England where further training was undertaken at Salisbury Plain. As part of the 3rd Division they were sent to France in November and firstly stationed near Armentieres.  Albert’s service records give little information about his war experience however they do show that he was returned to Australia in May 1919.  He was discharged in August 1919.  

Private Albert Roberts is remembered at Inverell where his name is inscribed on the town’s Honor Roll.