|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||105918||2nd Battalion|
|Leicestershire Regiment||43669||11th Battalion|
Photos courtesy Gavid & Liz Houlden
George was born in about 1899. His collar insignia on the photograph show him as a Pioneer when he was serving with the Leicestershire Regiment. His family remember him suffering from trench foot and being wounded by shrapnel. As a result he was in hospital during the latter part of the war and came home during 1919. He died aged eighty in 1979.
Hopkinson George Job – Possibly enlisted December 1915. Served with 2nd Battalion SF first overseas and then with the Leicestershire Regiment 11th (Service) Battalion (Midland Pioneers) – 6th Division as Pioneer Battalion. A number of men around his service number ended up being moved to Leicesters.
Medal Roll Index
He was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.
1901: Parkhead, Crich
|Job||Hopkinson||Head||32||Limestone quarryman||S. Wingfield|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 31 page 8
1911: Parkhead, Crich
|Job||Hopkinson||Head||42||Jobbing gardener||S. Wingfield|
|Thomas Humphrey||Hopkinson||son||15||Errand boy grocers||S. Wingfield|
RG14PN20985 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED14 SN114
1939 Register: Moor End, Shardlow
George Hopkinson b.1 October 1899; railway messenger
Florence Hopkinson b.13 May 1898
three closed records