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Private Maurice HOPWOOD, G/16528, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 1st October 1916.

Born Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, son of Arthur & Betsy Hopwood.

3rd June 1899, St James & St John, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, baptism of Maurice Hopwood, son of Arthur, (foreman), & Betsy Hopwood of Mayroyd.


1911 Census - 3, Mayroyd, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire - Arthur Hopwood, head, age 37, married, Carting Agents Manager, worker, born Todmorten, Yorkshire; Betsy Hopwood, wife, age 36, married 15 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire; Thomas Hopwood, son age 14, coal weigh clerk for Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company, worker, born Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire; Maurice Hopwood, son, age 11, school, born Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire.


Enlisted Halifax, Yorkshire, age 19 years & 15 days, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 140lbs. Resided Mayroyd, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Formerly carrier.

Home 5th May 1915 to 13th November 1915; BEF 14th November 1915 to 1st October 1916.

5th May 1915, enlisted & posted 19th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Service No.PS6986; 14th November 1915, proceeded on Active Service; 2nd February 1916, admitted 100 Field Ambulance, JCT foot; 12th March 1916, admitted Hospital, sick; 12th March 1916, 20 Casualty Clearing Station, influenza; 29th May 1916, Etaples, 33 Infantry Base Depot; 1st July 1916, transferred to 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;

29th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Arthur Hopwood, 3, Mayroyd, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire; Mother, Betsy Hopwood, Mayroyd, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire; Brothers - Thomas Hopwood, age 23, Mayroyd, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.


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