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Gerald Stanley "Gerry" ROBERTS

Male 1926 - 1988  (61 years)


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  • Name Gerald Stanley "Gerry" ROBERTS  [1
    Nickname Gerry 
    Born 28 Dec 1926  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Witness 1970  [3
    • He witnessed the marriage of his father-in-law, Edward HORSWILL, to Mollie RAE on 31 July 1970.
    Address 1 Jan 1988  [4
    27 Boulter Close, Belliver, Plymouth 
    • Address at the time of his death.
    Died 1 Jan 1988  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Cause: Coronary occlusion 
    • Death certificate: Gerald Stanley ROBERTS died at 3 Tavistock Road, Roborough, Plymouth, on 01 January 1988. Retired Rigger, H.M. Dockyard; residing at 27 Boulter Close, Belliver, Plymouth. Informant: his wife, Cynthia Enid Roberts, living at 286 Walsall Wood Road, Aldridge, Walsall. Cause of death attributed to coronary occlusion. Certified by M.G. Pillar, Assistant Deputy coroner for Plymouth and South West Devon after post mortem without inquest.

      Gerald ROBERTS dies aged 61. Gerald ROBERTS, one of Plymouth's most distinguished athletes who took the Addison Cup for three miles outright after winning the Devon Counties Championship four times in succession, has died aged 61. Mr. ROBERTS was a Devon and Western counties champion at track events in the late 1940s and 1950s at three miles, one mile and at cross country and road-racing. At the 1948 Olympics he carried the torch from Exeter to Plymouth. Among the many top milers Roberts beat in a career glittering with medals was the British track star Derek Ibbotson. Born in Hooe, Gerald ROBERTS had a lifelong love of Plymouth. He worked in the rigging section in the Devonport Dockyard. He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter.
    Buried Drake Memorial Park, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Drake Memorial Park
    Plymouth, Devon
    England 
    Person ID I206  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2020 

    Father Elias ROBERTS,   b. 19 Nov 1901,   d. 8 Jul 1980, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Annie Marie MADDEN,   b. 24 Mar 1892,   d. 29 Jul 1973, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Address 1939  [5
    1 Meadow View, Council House, Hooe, Plympton St. Mary, Devon 
    Family ID F139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Iris Evelyn ROWLEY,   b. Abt 1931,   d. 2 Oct 2011, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1952  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 27 May 2019 
    Family ID F2830  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Cynthia Enid HORSWILL,   b. 14 Jan 1941, Redruth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 2008, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1962  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Gerald Stanley ROBERTS, age 35, previous marriage dissolved, Rigger, H.M.Dockyard, residing at 1 Meadow View, Hooe, Plymstock, son of Elias ROBERTS, Council Labourer; and Cynthia Enid HORSWILL, age 21, Spinster; Clerk-typist, Light Engineering Company, residing at 30 Ivydale Road, Mutley, Plymouth, daughter of Edward HORSWILL, Motor Mechanic, married 7 July 1962. Married at the Register Office, Plymouth. Witnesses: E. HORSWILL and R. G. WILLIAMS. [3]
    Address
    • They lived at 27 Boulter Close, Belliver, Plymouth for many years.
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Deborah Ann ROBERTS,   b. 14 Aug 1966, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 2019, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Living
    Photos
    Wedding Day
    Wedding Day
    7 July 1962: L-R Annie Roberts, Reg Williams (Best man); Gerry and Cynthia Roberts; Enid and Dick Horswill.
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2011 
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Gerry Roberts
    Gerry Roberts
    He carried the Olympic Torch from Exeter to Plymouth in 1948.

    Headstones
    ROBERTS
    ROBERTS

    In Loving Memory
    GERALD S. ROBERTS
    December 28, 1926
    January 1, 1988


  • Sources 
    1. [S676] Personal communication.

    2. [S168] England and Wales Registration Index.

    3. [S74] Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage, General Register Office.

    4. [S83] Certified Copy of an Entry of Death, General Register Office.

    5. [S1201] 1939 Register, (Created 29 September 1939).

    6. [S45] Personal knowledge/recollection, Anne Brooks.