Arthur John HOPKINS MM

HOPKINS, Arthur John

Service Numbers: 5380, N378288
Enlisted: 6 November 1915, Goulburn, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hay, New South Wales, 30 November 1886
Home Town: Tallong, Goulburn Mulwaree, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes (sudden), Tallong, New South Wales, 20 May 1945, aged 58 years
Cemetery: Tallong Cemetery, NSW
Memorials: Wall of Remembrance (Southern Villages Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

6 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5380, 1st Infantry Battalion, Goulburn, New South Wales
14 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 5380, 1st Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
2 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 5380, 53rd Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

27 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, N378288, Moss Vale, New South Wales

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Biography

"MR. A. J. HOPKINS

The death occurred suddenly yesterday of Mr. Arthur John Hopkins, Tallong, at the age of 58 years. Mr. Hopkins, who followed grazing pursuits, was very well known in the Tallong district, having lived there all his life. He was a leading figure in all disirict public bodies. He served in the last war with the 20th Battalion, and received the Military Medal. During this war he did full-time duty with the V.D.C. The late Mr. Hopkins is survived by his wife and two daughters, Ivy and Doreen. and one son, Edgar. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 4 p.m. from the Tallong Church of England." - from the Goulburn Evening Post 21 May 1945 (nla.gov.au)

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