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John Roberts

2nd April 1939 - 18th May 2018

Obituary:

John Roberts as he will best be remembered.

John Roberts was born in Salford on April 2, 1939. When John was only seven years old, his father died – partly from the effects of being gassed while fighting with the 2nd 6th Manchester regiment in the First World War.

This brought about a dramatic change in the family’s circumstances and led to his being offered a place at the Royal Masonic School for Boys in Bushey, Hertfordshire, a charitable boarding school for the sons of deceased Freemasons, which he was to attend until he turned 18.

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