Pte. R.A. Roberts M.M.
(Robert Alun, b. 1894 Liverpool d. Neath 1961)







Robert Alun Roberts was born in Liverpool on April 5th 1894 and started to play for the Aliens in the 1912-13 season, probably encouraged
by his elder brother Emyr, also seen on the team photograph. He graduated B.Sc. in 1915 at Liverpool University and shortly afterwards was
drafted into the RAMC to serve on the front in France.





Recorded in the Welsh Newpapers  on 8th October 1918 - "Our young friend Robert Alun Roberts, son of Mr Robert Roberts and the late Mrs Roberts, 100 Anfield Road,
Liverpool has won the Military medal for bravery in the field. He belongs to the RAMC which is following the Guards Division in France".








The above documents are transcribed incorrectly as "Alan"


He returned to playing rugby in 1919 but resigned from the club on the 21st September 1922 to continue his medical career.
After gaining his M.B., Ch.B.  in 1923 he spent about twelve years in South Africa, first as radiologist to the Kimberley Hospital


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and then to the Cape Town Hospital Board.


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He obtained the Diploma in Radiology and Electrology in 1931 also from the University of Liverpool




Early in 1941 he joined the South African Medical Corps, attaining the rank of Major. Later he served as
radiologist to several South African hospitals in the Middle East and transferred to the R.A.M.C.
After the war he returned to Britain and was appointed consultant radiologist to the mid-Glamorgan area in 1949.
He had retired from his position as consultant at radiologist to the mid-Glamorgan area when he reached the age limit in 1959, but
continued his active interest in the work nearly to the end.

"Dr. Roberts was a pleasant colleague to work with and was only partially frustrated by lack of funds
His widow and elder daughter live in Western Australia, and his son in Melbourne. His other daughter lives in Uganda."
British Medical Journal 17th February 1962



Dr. R. A. Roberts died at the Neath General Hospital on December 16, 1961, at the age of 67








Military Medal

The Allied Victory Medal

British War Medal                      

R.A.M.C. Cap Badge
South African M.C. Cap Badge 





R.  A.  ROBERTS, M.B., Ch.B.,  B.Sc., D.M.R.E.

(1894-1961)






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