George Job Hopkinson (1899–1979)

Private

Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 105918 2nd Battalion
Leicestershire Regiment 43669 11th Battalion

Photos courtesy Gavid & Liz Houlden

Georgeopkinson photograph

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.

George Hopkinson with fellow soldiers in WW1

George Job Hopkinson, second left with Pioneers of the Leicestershire Regment

Soucenire card frpm Geopge Hopkinson in WW1

Souvenir card sent by Job in 1918

Notes [ Steve Morse]
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.

1939 Register: Moor End, Shardlow
George Hopkinson b.1 October 1899; railway messenger
Florence Hopkinson b.13 May 1898
three closed records

George J Hopkinson married Florence M Hughes (sister of James Hughes and George Andrew Hughes) in 1921 September qtr (Belper reg district)

CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: Parkhead, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Job Hopkinson Head 32 Limestone quarryman S. Wingfield
Elizabeth Hopkinson wife 30   Wessington
Thomas Humphrey Hopkinson son 5   Oakerthorpe
George Job Hopkinson son 1   Crich

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1911: Parkhead, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Job Hopkinson Head 42 Jobbing gardener S. Wingfield
Elizabeth Hopkinson wife 40   Wessington
Thomas Humphrey Hopkinson son 15 Errand boy grocers S. Wingfield
George Job Hopkinson son 11 School Crich

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George Hopkinson's brother Thomas Hopkinson is also on the Roll of Honour.