EDMUND PERCY HOPKINS 1898–1965
Brother of Cecil
Born 26th September 1898, Radcliffe on Trent
Baptised 4th December 1898 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent
Married Agnes Dewar in Basford District, Nottm in 1925. Children: Joyce, born 1925, Margaret born 1927, Alfred J. born 1929, Irene L. born 1931, Joan born 1934 and Derek F. born 1937.
Died December 1965, age 67
Age 2 living on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with father Alfred 35, a leather currier, mother Nellie 28 and elder brother Cecil 3.
Age 12 at school, living on Bailey Lane with father Alfred, a currier, mother Nellie and his siblings, Cecil 13, Edwin 10, Alfie 8 and Lilian 4
Rank: Private (Guardsman)
Service Number: 25610
Military Unit: Coldstream Guards
Theatre of War: Unconfirmed but service records suggests he remained in the UK
Attested: 9.9.16, appointed to Coldstream Guards 25.4.1918
Age: 19 years 10 months. Occupation: Road man (Colliery). Height 5ft 8¼ins, chest 36ins, weight 128 lbs. Next of kin: Father Alfred Hopkins, Murray Villas, Sandford Road, Mapperley.
10.9.16: Army Reserve
25.4.18: Posted to Coldstream Guards
24.10.18: Posted to Provisional Battalion, Windsor
18.12.18: Character form: Very Good
No details of medals available, presumed ineligible due to service in the U.K.
Percy’s brother Cecil also served in the Coldstream Guards.
From the 1939 Register
Address: 16 Selwyn Close, Nottingham
Occupation: Colliery hewer
Household: living with wife Agnes born 27.8.1903 and daughter Joyce (married name Jones)
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and went to school in Radcliffe on Trent.