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Hopkins, W G

Ploegsteert Memorial

Ploegsteert Memorial

12km south of Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 23 September 1918

Walter Guille Hopkins

Son of Mr & Mrs Hopkins of 1 Brooklyn Place, Ann Street, St Helier, Jersey
Husband of Amy Hopkins (nee Lambden)

Killed in action, aged 32 years


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 23 September 1918

Roll of Honour. We regret to record the death which took place in action on 17 June last of Walter G Hopkins of the Jersey Company Royal Irish Rifles. The deceased soldier was in his 33rd year and formerly served in the Town Battalion RMIJ. He joined the Jersey Company and had been in France practically since 1916. The late Rifleman, who was very highly respected locally was the son of Mr & Mrs Hopkins of Ann Street, and leaves a widow (nee Miss Amy Lambden) and children to mourn his loss.

Walter Hopkins

Private Walter Guille Hopkins
2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment

1914-15 Star

The children are William being held by Walter, Alfred immediately in front of Amy and the eldest - in the 'middle' - is Walter John.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record



Picture courtesy of Muriel Hargreaves