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Charles Henry HOPPING

Regimental number2208
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
Address78 Barrow Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Tate, 15 Garfield Road, New South Gate, London, England
Enlistment date7 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 30 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918

Military Medal

'At VILLERS BRETONNEUX during the period 24th/28th April, 1918, Lance Corporal HOPPING, No. 1 Lewis Gunner, showed the greatest bravery and initiative especially in the advance on the night 24th/25th April, 1918. When stubborn opposition was offered by enemy machine guns, he advanced personally, firing his Lewis Gun from his shoulder, thus allowing the Infantry to carry on. This N.C.O. continuously moved out in front of the Infantry and gave covering fire, thus enabling them to move forward. The work done by Lance Corporal HOPPING is worthy of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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