February 13, 1960
Liverpool vice-chairman collapses
Death at Plymouth
Mr. Herbert Robson Roberts, the Liverpool vice-chairman, collapsed in the directors’ box about ten minutes after the start of the game at Plymouth Argyle and died before reaching hospital. Mr. Roberts travelled by air with the party yesterday and appeared in his usual health when I spoke to him just before the game (writes Jack Rowe).
Herbert Robson Roberts.
He was attended by doctors at the ground before being taken to hospital by ambulance. Mr. Cecil Hill, the other Liverpool director with the party went to hospital with him.
Mr. Roberts became vice-chairman of the club in 1953. He was a director and general manager of a Liverpool form of sweet confectioners.
Mr. Roberts lived at 49 Ballantrae Road, Liverpool.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: February 13, 1960)
Liverpool Echo: February 15, 1960.