Gordon Roberts enlisted in April 1916 when he was 22 years old. He had been apprenticed to his father, as a wheelwright. After training in England, he arrived in France in June 1917 as a Sapper with the 7th Field Company Engineers.
He was admitted to hospital in September 1917, with reportedly a nervous condition. He remained there for many months. When hostilities ended, he worked in the War Records Office until his return to Australia at the end of 1919.
Gordon’s story is part of our exhibition: Our Grateful Thanks and Loving Remembrance, a moving and deeply personal exhibition remembering the soldiers whose names are immortalised on the Ross War Memorial.