DELVILLE WOOD

LONGUEVAL - SOMME - FRANCE

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SAILLY-AU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY

Pas-de-Calais, France

William George ROPER

Grave I.B.5.

Son of Mr J and Mrs M Roper, of 21, Harsnett Rd, Colchester, Essex. Born in South Africa (Source : C.W.G.C.).

1st Special Brigade, Royal Engineers.

Killed in action on the 24th August 1916 during the preparations of "gas raid" launched by the Special Brigade on the night of the 30th August 1916 against the German trenches in Bienvillers-Monchy sector (1250 gas cylinders used).