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BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-18 : 'HAWKE' BN, RN.DIV. : KILLED IN ACTION 25 AUGUST 1918 :

British War Medal 1914-18 : R.6052 G. E. ROPER, AB. RNVR. (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) : (GEORGE ERNEST ROPER - Born 2 July 1899 and residing at Normanton-On-Soar, Nottingham, on the date of his enrolment into the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 21 August 1917 : Drafted to 'Hawke' Battalion, Royal Naval Division, BEF. from 2 April 1918, joining the Battalion in the field on 7 April 1918 : Reported missing in action on 25 August 1918 subsequently recorded as "Assumed Killed in Action" on 25 August 1918 during the Second Battle of Bapaume : His body was never found and he is therefore commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial : He was the son of Mrs. Lily Annie Roper of Normanton-On-Soar, and was just 19 years of age at the date of his death.) : Sold with verification, copy Service Papers and CWGC. information : Also entitled to the Victory Medal 1914-19 : NEF - £150