Image from 10th May 1918 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 27th September 1917; age 19; KiA.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th October 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 202666;

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Panel 40 to 41 & 162 to 162A,

Tyne Cot Memorial,






1901   68, St. George’s Street, Ipswich.


Percy was 2 years old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal aunt.

Charles Gainsborough Roper, 30, a Groom & Coachman – Domestic, born Bildeston, Suffolk.

Annie Eliza Roper nee Banks, 28, born Somersham, Suffolk.

Gladys Lilian Annie Roper, 7, born Ipswich.

Charles Gainsborough Roper, 6, born Ipswich.

Daisy Florence Roper, 22, a General Help (Domestic), born Bildeston.


1911   Halfway Cottages, Tuddenham Road, Westerfield, Suffolk.


Percy was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 40, a Coachman at an Iron Foundry.

Annie, 38.

Olive Constance Roper, 10, born Ipswich.

Dudley Edward Roper, 9, born Ipswich.

Leonard Roper, 8, born Ipswich.

Joan Roper, 3, born Ipswich.

Dick Conrad Roper, 2, born Ipswich.

If you are a family member, Keith Roper would like you to make

Percy is also remembered on the war memorial at Dance East, Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich. Formerly Cranfield’s Flour Mill.

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 Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

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