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Herbert HOPKINSON

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Surname: HOPKINSON

Forename(s): Herbert

Place of Birth: Summerseat, Lancashire

Service No: 18472

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 'X' Coy 1st Battalion

Division: 57th (2/West Lancashire) Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1918-09-05

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IV. D. 24.

CWGC Cemetery: ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Herbert Hopkinson was the son of Richard and Jane Hopkinson, née Rushton. Richard was born at Summerseat, Lancashire and Jane at Newton-in-Bowland, Yorkshire.

1901 Ramsbottom, Lancashire Census: 8, Hill Street - Herbert Hopkinson, aged 2 years, born Summerseat, Lancashire, son of Ricd and Jane Hopkinson.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Bank Street - Herbert Hopkinson, aged 12 years, born Elton, Lancashire, son of Richard and Jane Hopkinson.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Herbert Hopkinson, 33991, Hamps R.; 41251, R.D. Fus.; 18472, R. Mun. Fus.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Herbert Hopkinson, 33991, 15/ Hamps. R.; 41251, 10/R. Dub. Fus.; 18472, 1/R. Muns. Fus. D. of Wds., 5.9.18.

A short biography of Herbert is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

HOPKINSON, Herbert, aged 20, Royal Munster Fusiliers, 45, Bank Street, [Barnoldswick], died of wounds, Sept. 5, 1918.

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Private Herbert HOPKINSON

Private Herbert HOPKINSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Munster Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Munster Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 57th (2/West Lancashire) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 57th (2/West Lancashire) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

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Surname: HOPKINSON

Forename(s): Herbert

Born: Summerseat, Lancs

Residence: Barnoldswick, Lancs

Enlisted: Halifax, Yorks

Number: 18472

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 05/09/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 33991, Hamps. Regt.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HOPKINSON

Forename(s): Herbert

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 18472

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers

Unit: "X" Coy. 1st Bn.

Age: 20

Awards:

Died Date: 05/09/1918

Additional Information: Son of Richard and Jane Hopkinson, of Barnoldswick, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: THE FLESH ALONE DECAYS LOVE LASTS FOR EVER)

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13 September 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – DIED OF WOUNDS

The death took place on September 5th, at the 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, France, of Pte. Herbert Hopkinson, Royal Munster Fusiliers. He had only been admitted to the hospital the previous day and an earlier message from the chaplain to his parents (Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hopkinson, 45 Bank Street, Barnoldswick) gave little, if any, hope of recovery. Pte. Hopkinson was 20 years of age. He had spent 14 months in France, and was home on leave in July. Before joining the Army he worked for Messrs. J. Moorhouse and Son, Wellhouse Mill, and attended the Wesleyan Church and Sunday School.

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13 September 1918

Barnoldswick Soldier’s Death from Wounds

The death took place on the 5th inst., at the 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, France, of Pte. Herbert Hopkinson, Royal Munster Fusiliers. He had only been admitted to hospital the previous day, and an earlier message from the chaplain to his parents (Mr. and Mrs. Rd. Hopkinson, 45, Bank Street, Barnoldswick) gave little if any hope of recovery. Pte. Hopkinson was 20 years of age. He had spent 14 months in France and was home on leave in July. Before joining the army he worked for Messrs. J. Moorhouse and Son, Wellhouse Mill, and attended the Wesleyan Church and Sunday School.

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