Born Dec. 25, 1897, Fred Roberts was killed June 3, 1916, as a soldier in the First World War. (Langley Centennial Museum & Archives)

Langley soldier remembered for his sacrifice 101 years ago

Langley Centennial Museum remembers one of Langley’s First World War soldiers killed on this day.

On this day, June 3, 1916, during the First World War, Murrayville’s Frederick Orlando Roberts was killed.

Roberts was born on Christmas day in 1897, making him only 18 years old when he was killed in action.

Roberts was in one of four parties assigned to assist the Canadian Engineers in improving the state of the trenches in the Ypres Salient.

He perished from enemy shelling, according to the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

He was the only son of the Langley Prairie postmaster F. W. Roberts.

He is being remembered today, along with others lost during the First World War, in the Sacrifice and Sorrow: Langley and the Great War of 1914-1918 exhibition on display now at the Langley Centennial Museum.

To learn more about Langley and the First World War, people are invited to visit the exhibit, which runs until July 16.

The Langley Centennial Museum is located at 9135 King St. in Fort Langley. Admission is by donation.

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