Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams
Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold
Name / Enw: Roper Geoffrey Trevor
Regiment/Catrawd: 32nd Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 57835 (previously G/2165)
Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Tyne Cot Memorial
Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A
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:
Killed in Action 20th September 1917. See below for further details
He was born on the 27th December 1885 in Mold Flintshire. he was the son of George Edward Trevor-Roper of Rhual Isa, Mold (Solicitor) and Harriette. He was educated at Bedford modern School and Dinglewood, Colwyn Bay.
The 1901 census places the family in ‘The Crescent, Bedford. The family is listed as follows:
Harriette 58, a widow living on her own means (head of the household) with her children Alice 30, Helen 26, Winifred 24, Eveleen 20, Florence 19, Gwendoline 18 and Charles C 17, Geoffrey 15. There was a visitor Nelson Wood Hill. a 22 year old medical student and there was one servant Annie Jones.
In De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour we are told that Geoffrey volunteered for foreign service at the outbreak of war, enlisting in the Royal Fusiliers on 4th September 1914. He served in France and Flanders from November 1915 and was killed near Ypres.His commanding officer wrote,
“His death was that of a soldier, having been sniped in the head whilst attacking an enemy dug-out. He showed the greatest gallantry and daring and reached almost the furthest point reached in the action of the early morning of 20th September.”
Geoffrey died only a few weeks after his brother, Charles Cadwaladr who has his own page on this website. It looks as though this family lost its only two sons at Ypres.
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Geoffrey Trevor-Roper is also named on the Caergwrle memorial