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Edwin Swan HOPKINS

Regimental number127
Address8 Normanby Place, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMrs E Hopkins, 8 Normanby Place, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military service14th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Military Medal

'At LOUISENHOF FARM on 7th/14th March, 1917, whilst new posts were being pushed forward from GRASS LANE this road was continuously under heavy shell fire. Under the most trying circumstances he set an excellent example of bravery and devotion to duty, and proved himself a splendid leader showing conspicuous gallantry throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 693 Sergeant Leslie Ralph HOPKINS, 31st Bn, killed in action, 21 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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