Douglas Walter HOPKINS


HOPKINS, Douglas Walter

Service Number: 159
Enlisted: 27 October 1914, Enlisted at Guildford, WA
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Stoke, Mewington, London, England, 1889
Home Town: Carnarvon, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Killed in action, Dardenelles, Gallipoli, 30 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 9
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 159, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Guildford, WA
19 Dec 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Promoted prior to embarkation
8 Feb 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 159, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Feb 1915: Embarked Corporal, SN 159, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Mashobra, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Minnie Jane Hopkins of 155 Evering Road, Stoke, Newington, London, England

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served the Kings's Royal Rifles; Legion of Frontiersman

He had previously worked in the Stock Exchange