Project Description

EDMUND PERCY HOPKINS 1898–1965

Coldstream guards

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

1901 Census

Living on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with father Alfred, a leather currier, mother Nellie and elder brother Cecil.

1911 Census

At school, living on Bailey Lane with father Alfred, a currier, mother Nellie and his siblings.

Military Service

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

23.4.18: Mobilised

25.4.18: Posted to Coldstream Guards

24.10.18: Posted to Provisional Battalion, Windsor

18.12.18: Character form: Very Good

7.1.19: Demobilised

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

Other Information:

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.