Gertrude May Roper

Surname: Roper
Other names: Gertrude May
Other people in this story:
William Frank Roper
Jane Roper (nee Dorey)
Frederick Stewart Starke
Locations in this story:
Milton Abbas, Dorset
Street Lane Cottages, Sedgehill, Wiltshire
Tisbury War Hospital, Tisbury, Wiltshire
Totland, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire

Gertrude May Roper was born on 30 Jun 1892 at Milton Abbas, Dorset, and baptised there on 11 Aug 1892 the daughter of William Frank Roper and Jane Roper (nee Dorey).   By 1911 she was living at 2 Street Lane Cottages, Sedgehill, Wiltshire.  She joined the Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) in May 1915 and worked throughout the war as a cook and ward orderly at the Tisbury (Auxiliary A) War Hospital, Wiltshire.  She married Frederick Stewart Starke at Sedgehill, Wiltshire, on 9 Apr 1921, and they set up home, per the 1921 Census and the 1939 Register, at Stoats Farm, Totland, Freshwater, Isle 0f Wight, Hampshire. She died in the Isle of Wight on 6 Dec 1961.


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