W Roberts


Rank Private
Service No L/10939
Date of Death 05/02/1920
Age Unknown
Regiment/Service  Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 2nd Battalion
Cemetery Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Iraq.


The 2nd Battalion of the Queen's Own had been in Istanbul, Turkey, since the end of the 1st World War but went to India in November 1919. In 1920 they were sent to Iraq which had been known as Mesopotamia, part of the Ottoman Empire, until 11th November 1920 when it became a League of Nations Mandate under British control and known as the State of Iraq. The Buffs were given the task of dealing with a Kurdish revolt. They were stationed in Kirkuk, 200 miles north of Baghdad but had to march huge distances over the desert persuading the rebels to remain peaceful.

There is insufficient information on W Roberts to determine exactly who he was or the details of his life prior to his war service.