The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

 Private T W Hopgood


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Private Thomas William HOPGOOD, G/714, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Flanders France, 19th July 1916.  

Born Bromley, Kent, son of Arthur and Elizabeth Hopgood, of 48, Mooreland Road, Bromley, Kent.


1911 Census - 48, Mooreland Road, Bromley, Kent - Arthur Hopgood, head, age 43, married, farm labourer, worker, born Hayes, Kent; Elizabeth Hopgood, wife, age 42, married 22 years, 10 children, 8 still alive, born Bromley, Kent; Edward Arthur Hopgood, son, age 19, single, farm labourer, worker, born Bromley, Kent; Thomas William Hopgood, son, age 15, single, apprentice printing trade, printing works, worker, born Bromley, Kent;  Emma Agnes Hopgood, daughter, age 13, school, born Bromley, Kent; Baden George Hopgood, son, age 10,  school, born Bromley, Kent; * Albert Ceicle Hopgood, son, age 8,  school, born Bromley, Kent; Kitty May Hopgood, daughter, age 4,  school, born Bromley, Kent; Evelyn Grace Hopgood, daughter, age 2, born Bromley, Kent; George Hickmott, father in law, about 80, correct age not known, widower.

*1918 March, died age 15, Bromley Registration District.


Enlisted Bromley, Kent, age 19 years 11 months, height 6ft, weight 126lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair. Formerly grooms assistant.

Home, 1st September 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF, 1st June 1915 to 19th July 1916

1st September 1914, enlisted; 3rd September 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th September 1914, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st June 1915, posted BEF; 14th November 1915, to Hospital; 18th November 1915, rejoined Battalion; 1st February 1916, qualified as machine gunner; 21st February 1916, attached 37 Machine Gun Company; 4th July 1916, wounded in action.

5th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Arthur Hopgood, 48, Mooreland Road, Bromley, Kent; Mother, Elizabeth Hopgood, 48, Mooreland Road, Bromley, Kent; Brothers - Edward Arthur Hopgood, age 27, 48, Mooreland Road, Bromley, Kent; Pte Baden George Hopgood, age 19, 23022, "B"  Company, 4th Corps ???? Battery, Army of the Rhine; Sisters - Emma Agnes Hopgood, age 21, 48, Mooreland Road, Bromley, Kent; Kitty May Hopgood, age 18, 48, Mooreland Road, Bromley, Kent; Evelyn Grace Hopgood, age 10, 48, Mooreland Road, Bromley, Kent.

Buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, I. F. 19., Mericourt-L'Abbe, France.  Commemorated on Bromley War Memorial.


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