Project Description

CECIL HOPKINS 1897–1985

C Hopkins extract

From photograph in Cutler collection 1912

Brother of Edmund Percy Hopkins

Born 23rd September 1897 in Radcliffe on Trent

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

Married Ada White in Belper in 1923. Son Frank born 25 May 1925.

Died January 1985, age 87, Warwickshire

1901 Census

Age 3, living on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with father Alfred 35, a currier, mother Nellie 28 and younger brother Percy 2.

1911 Census

Age 13 at school, living on Bailey Lane with father Alfred, a leather currier, mother Nellie and his siblings, Percy, Edwin 10, Alfie 8 and Lilian 4.

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

10.12.15:  Attested at Alfreton 10th Dec 1915

Address: Murray Villas, Sandford Road, Mapperley, Nottingham. Age: 18 years 2 months. 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

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. Ada died 1970.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and went to school in Radcliffe on Trent.