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George Arthur Roberts

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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.

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George A. Roberts, 1890 to 1970, First World War soldier, Second World War fi...

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