Project Description

CECIL HOPKINS 1897–1985

C Hopkins extract

From photograph in Cutler collection 1912

Brother of Edmund Percy

Born 23rd September 1897 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 31st October 1897 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Died January 1985, Warwickshire

1901 Census

Living on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with father Alfred, a currier, mother Nellie and younger brother Percy.

1911 Census

At school, living on Bailey Lane with father Alfred, a leather currier, mother Nellie and his siblings, Percy, Edwin, Alfie and Lilian.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 27745

Military Unit: Coldstream Guards

Theatre of War: served in the UK so did not enter a theatre of war

Attested at Alfreton 10th Dec 1915

Address: Murray Villas, Sandford Road, Mapperley, Nottingham. Age: 18years 2months. Occupation: Miner. Height 6ft 0¼ins, chest 36ins, hair light brown, eyes blue. Next of kin: Father, Alfred Hopkins, same address

24.4.18: Mobilised

26.4.18: Posted to Provisional Battalion, Coldstream Guards, Caterham

14.5.18: Influenza. Usual symptoms. Hospital treatment

23.5.18: Discharged fit to rejoin unit at Caterham

15.6.18: Admitted to Grove Military hospital, Tooting Grove with mumps. No complications

6.7.18: Discharged to unit

24.10.18: Posted to Provisional Battalion, Windsor

7.1.19: Demobilised

Next of kin: Mother, Ellen Hopkins, address as above

Service reckons from 10.12.1915

No details of campaign medals available, presumed ineligible due to service in the U.K.

Other Information:

Cecil’s brother Percy also served in the Coldstream Guards.

From the 1939 Register

Address: 7 Hill Road, Keresley End, Bedworth, Warwickshire

Occupation: Colliery steel archway erector and airway repairer underground

Household: living with wife Ada born 23.1.1894, son Frank, apprentice toolmaker

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and went to school in Radcliffe on Trent.