Walter Gordon HOPTON


HOPTON, Walter Gordon

Service Number: 23632
Enlisted: 10 October 1939, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Signalman
Last Unit: HMAS Perth (I) D29 WW2
Born: Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia, 9 February 1923
Home Town: Strathfield, Strathfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Chemist's assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Sunda Strait, Indonesia, 1 March 1942, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - Panel 73 column 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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World War 2 Service

10 Oct 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman, SN 23632, HMAS Cerberus, Sydney, New South Wales
24 Aug 1940: Transferred Royal Australian Navy, Signalman, HMAS Adelaide (I)
29 Dec 1941: Transferred Royal Australian Navy, Signalman, HMAS Perth (I) D29 WW2
1 Mar 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Signalman, SN 23632, HMAS Perth (I) D29 WW2

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