Roper Kenneth Trevor Major 40718
Name Roper Kenneth Trevor
Army number 40718
Date of birth 27-Oct-08
Unit Joined the Dorsetshire Regiment - Commissioned as a 2/Lt 30/8/28. GSO3 19/2/40. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry 16/4/40, and posted 70th Brigade HQ as Brigade Major 16/4/1940 to 27/2/1942. Posted 10th DLI as 2 i/c 4/3/42 to 24/5/1942. Commander - 49th Division Battle School 26/5/42 to 2/12/1942. Posted 14th Bn DLI as CO 3/12/1942. GSO1 12/8/44 to 17/1/1945. GSO1 HQ ALFSEA 27/2/1945 to 13/8/1945.
Company/Battery 70th Brigade HQ, Bn HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Brigade Major, 2 i/c, CO.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-1939.
Promotions A/Lt Col 26/5/1942.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 1972.
Home address Son of Major R.T. Roper. Educated Wellington and RMC Sandhurst. Married Margaret, daughter of L W A Herbert 1943. Also served as GSO1 HQ Southern Command 10/7/47 to 30/6/1949 and Military Attache Tel Aviv 1952-1955. Retired as Lt Col 1955.
Source table 10DLI
Photographs of Major Roper appear in the Iceland section of the Website - in the group photo of Brigade HQ and also with the Humber Snipe Staff Car and the author's late father.