Born: 25th November 1890, Halfway Houses, Norwich Road, Ipswich.
Died: 23rd April 1917; age 26; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Admitted to 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.
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.
Jack, 15, Gardener – domestic.
Frank, 14, an Errand Boy.
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.
Dorothy, 23, a Tailoress.
Soldiers’ Effects to Jeremiah Roper – father.
Herbert is also remembered on the war memorial at SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL, Ipswich.
Extra information courtesy of Pete.