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Soldier – Roper F. – Trooper Missing, Confirmed Dead

June 1917

Mexborough and Swinton Times June 2, 1917

Trooper F Roper

Mr and Mrs George Roper of Snape Hill, Darfield, have been notified that their son trooper Frank Roper (Royal Buckingham Hussars) has been missing since April 19.

Private Roper joined the York and Lancaster Regiment at the commencement of hostilities and was afterwards transferred to the R.B.H.

He has seen service in Egypt and France.

Prior to the war he worked on the pit bank at Houghton Main.

From C.W.G.C.:

Rank: Private
Age: 21
Service No: 206015
Date of Death: 19/04/1917
Regiment/Service: Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars

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See the excellent publication “Darfield Remembers” for further information