Hopkins, W C
WALTER CORNELIUS HOPKINS
Remembered with honour Loos Memorial: Panel 4 and 5.
He enlisted 30 November 1914 at Chatham, Kent for Short Service (Duration of the War): an engine driver and stoker aged 30, of Hemel Hempstead, Herts, 5’7¾” tall, C of E, married. He embarked with the B.E.F. 9 July 1915. He was seriously wounded 26 September 1915 and died of the wounds in the 46th Field Ambulance. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 10 July 1915.
Son of Eli and Louisa (nee HAMBRIDGE) HOPKINS; husband of Gertrude (nee ALLAM) HOPKINS.
His parents married 4 December 1881 at St Luke’s, West Kilburn, London. Eli died 1942 in Watford aged 84, and was buried 4 July in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Louisa died 1932 in the Watford district aged 70.
Walter was born 1884 in Willesden, London, and married 10 June 1905 at St John the Evangelist, Boxmoor, Herts; they had two children. He resided in Hemel Hempstead.
On the 1891 Census, aged 6 he lived in Willesden, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, a flagman for steam roller aged 16, he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive (not with Gertie in Hemel).
Unit73rd Field Company
Date of death26/09/1915
Age at death31
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)