My Grandad Roper


As it’s Remembrance Sunday I thought I’d scan a Pic of my Grandad – Private Ernest Roper. He’s third from the right, sitting down in the middle. I have no idea where the picture was taken. Unfortunately I never knew my Grandad, he died when I was about 3 years old. I understand he had a bomb explode near to him and had a fragment of shell embedded in his head. He was operated on at the time however he suffered for the rest of his life with a form of Tinnitus. Apparently he was told he had a low life expectancy, but lived on 20 years longer than predicted.
I wish I could have known him. I hope to find out more about his life over time, for the moment this pic will have to do. Update: The picture was almost certainly taken at his post in Iceland.


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