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James HOPKINS

Regimental number96
Place of birthCurimbah, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBushman
AddressBroome, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Hopkins, 606 Beaufort Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date25 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'As a scout, scout Sergeant and latterly as a scout Officer he has done most valuable work and shown an absolute disregard of personal safety.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 3 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Jane HOPKINS
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsWar service: Western Front Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 November 1939
Age at death50
Place of burialAlperton Cemetery, Middlesex, England

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