CECIL HOPKINS 1897–1985
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
Age 3, living on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with father Alfred 35, a currier, mother Nellie 28 and younger brother Percy 2.
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.
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
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
Next of kin: Mother, Ellen Hopkins, address as above
No details of campaign medals available, presumed ineligible due to service in the U.K.
Cecil’s brother Percy also served in the Coldstream Guards.
Address: Sandford Road, Carlton
Employment: coalface miner, Alfreton
Household: father Alfred, leather carrier, Briggs Leather Works, mother Nellie, brothers Edmund and Edwin, miners, Alfred, fireman GNR, sister, Lilian, step brother John Marsh, miner
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.