|Place of birth||Lambton, Newcastle, New South Wales|
|School||State School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A.M. Hopton, Broadmeadow, Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Bundaberg, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||15th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/32/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Hamel, France|
|Age at death||32|
|Age at death from cemetery records||32|
|Place of burial||Crucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 6), Villers-Bretonneux, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Annie HOPTON, 13 Morgan Street, Merewther, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Cousin: Dolphie Adams was killed in action.Brother in law: Cecil Hincks, killed in action.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Brisbane, 7 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 2 November 1916.
Marched into 4th Training Bn, Rollestone, 16 November 1916.
Found guilty, 13 December 1916, of overstaying leave from midnight, 11 December 1916, until 1730 hours, 12 December 1916: awarded 24 hours' detention, and total forfeiture of 2 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 22 December 1916.
Admitted to No 51 General Hospital, Etaples, 23 December 1916 (gonorrhoea); discharged, 4 April 1917, and marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot the same day.
Taken on strength of 15th Bn, 13 April 1917.
Wounded in action, 1 July 1917; admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 1 July 1917 (shrapnel wound, right leg); transferred to No 11 Casualty Clearing Station, 1 July 1917; to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 1 July 1917; to England, 3 July 1917; to Manor Court Hospital, Folkestone, 3 July 1917 (bomb wounds, both legs); to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 13 July 1917; discharged, 16 July 1917, and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, the same day.
Marched into No 4 Command Depot, 7 September 1917.
Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Perham Downs, 12 September 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 15 October 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 18 October 1917; rejoined 15th Bn, 23 October 1917.
Killed in action, 4 July 1917.
Buried, 6 July 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HOPTON Henry|