EDWIN ALFRED ROPER

Born: 1889, Southborough, Kent.

Died: 7th October 1918; age 29; died of Pneumonia, at Salonika.

Residence: 225, Rosehill Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Market Gardener – in his father’s business.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 24591

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

589,

Mikra British Cemetery,

Kalamaria,

Greece.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of L. Roper, of 225, Rosehill Road, Ipswich.

 

Brother-in-law to WILLIAM JOHN PITTOCK.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Glenthorne Cottage, Milton, Gravesend, Kent.

 

Edwin was 3 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Alfred Roper, 33, a Gardener, born Great Finborough, Suffolk.

Sarah Roper (nee Peck), 34, born Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Gertrude Mary Roper, 12, born Stowmarket.

Olive Sarah Roper, 3 months, born Gravesend, Kent.

1 boarder.

 

1901   32 & 34, Waterworks Street, Ipswich.

 

Edwin was 12 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Alfred, 44, a Beer House Retailer – own account.

Sarah, 45, a Beer House Retailer.

Olive, 9.

Adelaide May Roper, 5, born Stowmarket.

 

1911   340, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

Edwin was 23 years old, a Market Gardener employed in his father’s business. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Alfred, 53, a Market Gardener – employer.

Sarah, 53.

Olive, 20.

Adelaide, 14.

 

Edwin’s youngest sister, Adelaide May Roper died on the 26th September 1916, of 2, Durham Villas, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich aged 20. She was laid to rest on the 29th September at Ipswich Old Cemetery.

 

In 1915, Ipswich, Edwin married Louisa Maud Pittock, born January 1894, Ipswich – daughter of John Philip Pittock, a market gardener – own account, and Eliza Pittock (nee Race), of 1, Bedford Villas, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

Louisa and Edwin had one daughter:

Celia Louie Roper, born October 1916.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Louisa M. Roper – widow.

 

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