War Record Of Cambridge University Press 1914-1919

Roberts S C 2nd Lt
4th Suffolk Regiment

Sydney Castle Roberts (Assistant Secretary to the Syndics) joined the Cambridge University O.T.C. for preliminary training shortly after the outbreak of war. In October 1915 he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Bn. Suffolk Regt. and seconded to the 64th Provisional Bn. (14th Suffolks), which was then employed on East coast defence. In July 1917 he was promoted Lieutenant and joined the 4th Bn. Suffolk Regt. in France, and in the following September he was wounded at Polygon Wood during the Third Battle of Ypres. After nearly a year in hospital, he was posted to the staff of No. 2 Offcer Cadet Bn., Cambridge, in June 1918, but two months later while on duty he had an accident which renewed the trouble caused by his wound and necessitated his returning to hospital. He was discharged on medical grounds in February 1919.

Source : War Record Of Cambridge University Press 1914-1919

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