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.
Panel 40 to 41 & 162 to 162A,
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 Binks), 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.
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.
Percy’s brother Robert Archibald Roper, aged 3 months died on the 1st October 1896, at the family home – 68, St. George’s Street, Ipswich. The baby had suffered from with whooping cough for several days, but had not exhibited any symptoms that would lead the parents to suppose death would ensure. The child slept with his father and mother on Wednesday night, and at 5 o’clock they were awakened by his cries. The deceased, however, appeared all right, and after quieting the youngster they went to sleep again. On awaking three-quarters of an hour later they found their child was dead.
Soldiers’ Effects to Charles G. Roper – father.
Percy is also remembered on the war memorial at DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich. Formerly Cranfield’s Flour Mill.
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Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion: