Saturday 7 January 2012

Private Bruce Roper

Born on 5 July 1895 in Wingham, England - son of Elizabeth Roper, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Woodstock, Ontario; trade as baker; single; no current military service; previously served with the Essex Fusiliers; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 168th Battalion, CEF, in Woodstock, Ontario, on 24 January 1916 (number 675331) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 March 1918 - wounded on 1 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bruce Selle Roper born Kingham, Chipping Norton, Oxon, England. Father: Arthur Nesbett Roper, mother, Emma Elizabeth nee Adams. Brother: Charles Edward. Sister Hilda Florence.