Louis HOPP


HOPP, Louis

Service Number: 2825
Enlisted: 13 October 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 18 February 1892
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Ithica State School, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Electrician/Labourer
Died: Died of wounds [GSW to head], Hylands Auxiliary Hospital, near Chelmsford, England, 23 January 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Widford (St. Mary) Churchyard
In South-East corner.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ithaca War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2825, Brisbane, Queensland
23 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2825, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2825, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
4 Oct 1917: Wounded Private, SN 2825, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge, GSW (scalp)
23 Jan 1918: Involvement Private, SN 2825, 42nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Enlisted and served as Louis Hopp

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 26 and the son of William and Amelia Hopp, of Musgrove St., Paddington, Queensland, Australia

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 23rd January........Private Louis Hopp was born in Brisbane, Queensland in 1892. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 13th October, 1916 as a 25 year old Labourer.

Private Hopp was posted to 11th Training Battalion at Durrington, Wiltshire from Australia on 6th March, 1917. He was hospitalised for a week with an injury to his left eye.

Private Hopp was transferred to France & joined 42nd Battalion on 18th July, 1917. He was sent to Hospital on 27th July, 1917 with Scabies & rejoined his Battalion on 21st August, 1917.

Private Hopp was wounded in action in France on 4th October, 1917 with gunshot wounds to his head. He was invalided to England & admitted to Middlesex War Hospital at Clacton on Sea on 11th October, 1917. Private Hopp was suffering from a fractured frontal bone. He was transferred on 16th October, 1917 to Hylands Auxiliary Military Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex but died at 11 pm on 23rd January, 1918. He was buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Widford, Essex, England.