Trevor-Roper Charles Cadwaladr

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Trevor-Roper Charles Cadwaladr

Regiment/Catrawd: 14th Bn Hampshire Regiment (formerly Royal Welsh Fusiliers)

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Captain (formerly Lieut)

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery Ypres.

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: A.13

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Belgium

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory and British War medals

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

 He died at an advanced dressing station on the 3rd August 1917 from wounds received the previous day at Ypres

He is listed in De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour which gives a short biographical account of which the following is a summary.
His parents were George Edward Trevor-Roper of Rhual Isa, Mold and his wife Harriet.  Charles was born in Mold on the 9th February 1884. In 1901 he succeeded to the Plas Teg Estate on the death of his uncle Colonel Charles James Trevor-Roper.  He was educated at Bedford and at Clare College Cambridge.

This is the really interesting part! He was a student at the Acadamy of Dramatic Art in Gower Street and he played  in London under the renowned H.B Irving and went on an Australian tour with his company in 1911.

He was formerly a lieutenant in the Royal Welch Fusiliers and was gazetted to Captain on the 14th December 1914 and served with the expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from September 1916.  His Commanding officer wrote of him,

” He had done his duty nobly in the attack for three days under most trying conditions. He was popular with the whole brigade and loved by the men and officers of his company.”

He had married Gertrude Alice Clabby on 8th April 1913 in Enfield, London and had three children Elizabeth Alice, Richard Dacre and Anne. Gertrude’s father had been Asiistant Inspector General of Bombay District Police.

Charles Cadwaladr Trevor Roper  left a will and probate was granted to William Reginald Howard, Barrister at Law and Willoughby Briggs  solicitor. His effects totalled £72,649 .. 1s ..1d

His brother Geoffrey was also killed – only weeks later. He died on 20th September 1917. He has his own page on this website.

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Charles Cadwaladr Trevor-Roper of Plas Teg Mold

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Charles Trevor Roper’s grave at Duhallow Cemetery near Ypres. The inscription at the foot of the gravestone says ‘Omnis Vincit Amor’. Photographed on 10th October 2013 by E & V Williams

He is also listed on the memorial in  Caergwrle

For more information on Trevor-Roper Charles Cadwaladr click on link below

http://westberkshirewarmemorials.org.uk/texts/stories/WBP01059S.php