Edward Roberts was born at Kirkdale in 1880, the son of James Roberts and Caroline (nee Case).  
 
He married Emma Jessop at St.Mary's C.of E. Church, Kirkdale in 1902. He and his wife had three children; Caroline (b 1903), Edward (b 1904) and Ethel Marion (b 1912).
 
At the time of the 1911 census he was a dry cleaner and was living with his wife and children at 19 Garfield Street, Bootle.
 
A report on his death appeared in the Liverpool Echo on the 12th November 1915. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
KILLED AT HILL 70.
   Private Edward Roberts, 6223, 9th Black Watch, whose wife and three children reside at 19, Sunbury-road, Seacombe, was killed on September 25 at Hill 70, France. He was thirty-five years of age, and worked for many years with Messrs/ Johnson Brothers. dyers, Bootle, leaving them three years ago to take up a position in Edinburgh, from which city six months ago he enlisted in the Black Watch.

Liverpool Echo 12th November 1915