Roper Yerbury emigrated to Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, where he
became manager of the Photographic department of Messrs Lennon
was an enthusiastic Rover scout,
represented Matabeleland as a long-jumper at the Empire Games athletic
trials in Salisbury in 1937
was Secretary of the Rhodesia Photographic Society when it staged its
exhibition in Bulawayo in July 1939
9 September 1939, Edward Roper Yerbury married Miss Patricia Taylor,
niece of Sir Percy Fynn, Acting Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia.
Roper Yerbury was visited by his father and mother, Edward
Reuben Yerbury and
Grace Philp Yerbury
in 1939 on their Tour
was expected to return to Edinburgh to run the Yerbury photographic
business but died, following a
tragic motorcycle accident in Bulawayo, in June 1940.