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George was born in Nottingham in 1895 and was the son of Ann Roper née Harper , of Nottingham, and the late William Roper a turf commission agent. His father William was born in 1859 in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, his mother Ann was born in 1861 in Nottingham, they were married in 1886, their marriage was recorded in the Nottingham Registration District. They had five children all of whom were born in Nottingham, they were:- Gertrude b1889, Clarence b1890, George b1895, Annie b1898 and Elsie b1900. His father William died in 1905 aged 47, the death is recorded in the Nottingham Registration District. In the 1911 census the family are living at 83 Pym Street, St Anns, Nottingham and are shown as :- Ann 50 yrs a widow , head of the family a cardboard box maker, she is living with her 5 children , Gertrude 22 yrs a curtain machinist, Clarence 19 yrs a clerk, George 16 yrs a clerk, Annie 13 yrs a hosiery finisher and Elsie 11 yrs a scholar.
28 Nov 1915
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6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Corporal George Roper, enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He landed in Gallipoli on 22nd September 1915 and was killed in action on 28th November 1915. He is buried in Azmak Cemetery, Suvla.
In memoriam published 29th November 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “ROPER. – In loving memory of my dear husband, William Roper, died November 29th, 1905; also my dear son, Corporal George Roper, 6th Lincolns, aged 21, who fell in action November 28th, 1915, at Gallipoli. Sadly missed. – Mother, sisters, brother Clal [2] (in France).” In memoriam published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 28th November 1918: - ROPER. – In loving memory of Cpl. George Roper, Lincolns, killed in action (Gallipoli) November 28th, 1915. Sweet memories. – Mother, sisters, and brother.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall1914-1918 His brother Private Clarence William Roper, served with the Army Service Corps, later 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment and Tank Corps.
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