Roper, Frank William –

Husband of Margaret Roper (nee Waterson), of 44, Autumn Street, Horwich, Lancashire, and formerly of 19, Ashton Street, Little Lever, Lancashire. Formerly employed as a railway signalman. Mobilised as a reservist and went out to France 13/08/1914. Reported captured 24/08/1914 and Le Cateau, and prisoner of war and held at Doeberitz Camp, Germany.

Personal details

  • Surname: Roper
  • Forename: Frank William
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Place of residence: Horwich, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: Not known
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: Not known
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 1st (Regular) Battalion.
  • Service number: 6642
  • Regiment: Suffolk Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: St / V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


  • CWGC Memorial: Not known
  • CWGC reference: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 23/10/1914 22/10/1915 24/01/1919
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7a 5f 8c*
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 06/10/1916 27/10/1916 14/12/1917 11/10/1918

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