Born: 25th November 1890, Halfway Houses, Norwich Road, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd April 1917; age 26; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station – 18th March 1917 – Influenza.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 33707

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Formerly 22292, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 5.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,






1891   Halfway Houses, Norwich Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 4 months old and living with his parents, siblings & step siblings..

Jeremiah Roper, 31, an Agricultural Labourer, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Jane Roper (nee Burman), 36, a Laundress – own account, born Whitton, Suffolk.

Edgar Albert Roper, 13, born Ipswich.

Kate Roper, 11, born Barking, Suffolk.

John Edward Roper, 5, born Ipswich.

Frank William Roper, 4, born Ipswich.

Florence Roper, 2, born Ipswich.

Dorothy Roper, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   Halfway Houses, Norwich Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 10 years old and living with his parents, siblings & step-sister.

Jeremiah, 40, a General Labourer.

Elizabeth, 40.

Kate, 21.

Jack, 15, Gardener – domestic.

Frank, 14, an Errand Boy.

Florence, 13.

Dorothy Roper, 11, born Ipswich.

Maud Roper, 6, born Ipswich.

Winifred Constance M. Roper, born Ipswich.


1911   69, Richmond Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 19 years old, a Van Salesman – Grocer. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Jeremiah, 52, a Carter – Builder.

Elizabeth, 53.

Dorothy, 23, a Tailoress.

Maud, 16.

Winnie, 10.


Extra information courtesy of Pete.

Herbert is also remembered on SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL ww1 Memorial, Ipswich.


Bedfordshire Regiment, 4th Battalion

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