Francis William Roberts
Life & Career
Roberts entered naval service at the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1898.
He retired at his own request on 4 March 1913 at the rank of Commander.
During the Great war, he served in a variety of staff functions before being attached to the Nesmar II, a hired net drifter/stores and water carrier and minesweeper. He died four days after being operated on by a civil surgeon at a hospital whose location is not legible.