George Arthur Roberts
(1890-1970)

Died aged c. 80

George Arthur Roberts BEM MSM (1 August 1890 – 8 January 1970) was a Trinidadian soldier, firefighter, and community leader in Great Britain. He served in the First World War, where he became known as the "Coconut bomber" and went on to become a firefighter during the Blitz and rest of the Second World War. In 1944 he was awarded the British Empire Medal "for general duties at New Cross Fire Station" and for his part as a founder and pioneer of the discussion and education groups of the fire service. A blue plaque has been erected in his honour in Camberwell, London Borough of Southwark.

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George A. Roberts 1890 to 1970 First World War soldier, Second World War fireman, West Indian Community Leader lived here 1923 to 1970

Lewis Trust Dwellings in Warner Road, Camberwell , London, United Kingdom where they lived (1923-1969)