Harvey Somers Roberts was born on April 13, 1926 to Troy and Hattie Roberts, who lived in Galax, Virginia. His father was a farmer. Harvey was oldest of five children. The family moved to Kennett Square in 1936.
Harvey entered service in the Army on August 3, 1944. He received basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, and returned home on furlough before he was sent overseas to the European Theater of Operations in January, 1945.
Private Harvey Somers Roberts was killed In action on February 3, 1945 in Hollerath, Germany during the Battle of the Bulge. His parents received a telegram from the War Department that he was Killed In Action.