Knowledge Identifier: +Alfred_Roberts
Born in 1892.
Countries: United Kingdom (71%), Europe (14%), (14%)
Linked to: Conservative Party, Labour Party, Liberal Party, Workers' Educational Association
He left school at thirteen in order to help support his family and is listed in the 1911 census as living as a boarder Oundle, Northamptonshire, and working as a grocer's assistant
When World War I broke out in 1914, Roberts, "a deeply patriotic man", applied to enlist in the army six times but was rejected because of his poor eyesight
In 1927 Roberts was elected to the Grantham town council as an independent
Crick had to put the allegations into the public domain before both the 1987 and 1997 elections in order to harm the Conservative Party's chances, but had been rebuffed by various publications