David Owen Roberts

Language: Welsh & English
Rank & Number: Private, 241112
Regiment: RWF 5th Battalion
Cemetery / Memorial: Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Other memorials: Capel Curig


March 26th 1917, aged 20 (during the same battle on the same day as his friend and neighbour Matthew Hughes) in 1st Battle of Gaza


Life / Background:

Son of Jane Ellen Roberts, 4 Bryn Llys; the family had previously lived at Ysgubor Wen (Capel Curig) for a time. David Owen enlisted with Matthew Hughes in Llanrwst on April 4th 1915 — both were only 17, having lied about their ages in order to sign up.

David Owen Roberts’ family bible

Dead Man’s Penny