Born: 1893, Ipswich.

Died: 31st July 1918; age 25; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 51853

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, 23rd Battalion. London Regiment.

Formerly 3368, Royal Fusiliers Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


St. Amand British Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert & the late Emma Roper, of Ipswich; Husband of Elsie Lily Roper, of 35, Mount Street, Ipswich.




1901   3, Bramford Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Robert Roper, 45, a General Labourer, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Emma Roper (nee Symonds), 45, born St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Alice Maud Roper, 17, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Sydney Henry Roper, 15, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

Ernest Frederick Roper, 11, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Edith Ethel Roper, 5, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Stanley George Roper, 4, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


1911   15, Victoria Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 18 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 55, a Building Labourer.

Emma, 55.

Ernest, 20, a Railway Shunter.

Edith, 15, worked at a Corset Factory.

Stanley, 13.


In 1915, Ipswich, Alfred married Elsie Lily Arnold, born 1895, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Dorothy I. Roper, born 1916, Ipswich.


Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

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Alfred is also remembered at The Mission Free Church Ipswich Curriers Lane

Royal Fusiliers, 23rd Battalion. London Regiment

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