Born: 1889, Southborough, Kent.

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

Residence: 225, Rosehill Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 24591

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Mikra British Cemetery,




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




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 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.


In 1915, Ipswich, Edwin married Louisa Maud Pittock, born January 1894, Ipswich.

They had 1 daughter:

Celia Louie Roper, born October 1916.


Soldiers’ Effects to Louisa M. Roper – widow.


Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion:

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Suffolk regiment website

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