Private Cyril Frank Roper (36253)

2nd Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, 100th Brigade, 33rd Division, B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: St Matthias Malvern Link,

Burial/Commemoration: Lijessenthoek

Nature of Death: Died of wounds Flanders 30/9/17

Age: 19

Next of Kin: Son of Frank and Edith Jessie Roper of The Laurels, Worcester Road (later 2 Spring Villas, Worcester Road, Malvern Link)

Cyril Roper, who was a corporal in the Malvern Company of the Church Lad’s Brigade for 4 and a half years before enlisting, was shot through the chest whilst signalling. He died of wounds shortly afterwards a few miles behind the Ypres front line at Poperinghe.

A Chaplain has wrote to his parents:-

“I know that the loss of such a dear brave lad must men to you; still, you must be proud of having such a son who gave his life for his country.  I trust he has found in God’s paradise, a peace more perfect than earth can give.  May God Himself be your strength and comfort in your great sorrow.”

Malvern News 3/11/17
Berrow's Worcester Journal 3/11/1917

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