George Arthur Roberts
Person Male Born 1890 Died /1/1970
Soldier and Fireman. Born in Trinidad, he was one of the first black men to join the British Army. In WW1, he earned a reputation for throwing bombs back over enemy lines and was nicknamed the 'Coconut Bomber'. An electrician by trade, at the start of WW2 he joined the National Fire Service and saved many lives during the WW2 Blitz. In 1921 and again in 1935 he was taken back to Trinidad to assist in the recruitment drive. He was awarded a British Empire Medal, and later founded a local branch of the British Legion. Died at King's College Hospital.