Written by Trevor Roberts (Son)
Following training on HMS Ganges, Able Seaman Leslie Roberts served on HMS St Albans (I15), HMS Suffolk (55), HMS Brocklesby (L42) and HMS Bentinck (K314). He served in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Russian Arctic convoys and, in 2018, was awarded the Arctic Star Medal to complement his other medals (War Medal 1939-1945, Atlantic Star, Italy Star, 1939-1945 Star and Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal). Leslie was also an accomplished amateur footballer who achieved county honours, representing Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA.
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