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  • photo originally published in the Worksop guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour  of the great War 1914-1918 in Worksop library
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Frank Hopkinson was from a Worksop family, the parents and all the 10 children being born in Worksop. Frank was the 3rd child, born 1893 to parents Joseph and Fanny Hopkinson. They had lived for many years at 4 Vine Terrace, Worksop, where Frank went to work as a pony driver at the colliery
30 Sep 1915
115378 - CWGC Website
1697
Sergeant
12th (The Rangers) Bn London Regiment
Sergt F Hopkinson Worksop Guardian 15 October 1915 Apparently there is no end to Worksop’s long list of heroes. Last week we published the information that Sergt. Frank Hokinson of the 1st Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, had been severely wounded in fighting against the Turks. News has been received however, that poor Hopkinson died as a result of his wounds in hospital in Malta. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Hopkinson of 161 Newgate Street, Worksop, who too, has filled a soldier,s grave. With his relatives, numerous friends will sympathise in their hour of trial, but the Sergt. Died a glorious death. Only 23 years of age, he had a distinguished career. He was a Reservist, and on the outbreak of war rejoined his regiment. He was then a private, and was subsequently made lance-Corpl., Corporal, lance-sergt. and sergeant.. He reached Cairo six months ago. Sergt Hopkinson was an enthusiastic footballer, and often played for Netherton United. Mr and Mrs Hopkinson have two more sons serving with the colours – Charles in Cairo; Joel in Hampshire and a son-in-law (Pte Pearce Angler) in France. The first intimation of the distressing news was conveyed to Mrs Hopkinson from Mrs Edith Wace, who writes from, “ 10 Piazza Calcedonio, Floriana, Malta. You will have heard the sad news from the War Office of the death of your son, Sergt Hopkinson. I believe the sister of his ward wrote a little while ago telling you he was seriously wounded, so that the news of his death will not be such a shock. He was only in the hospital a week, having been bought here from the Dardanelles suffering a severe wound in the back. It was a serious wound but we had hopes that he would pull through. In the end he died of heart failure. He was quite conscious, but passed away peacefully, and did not appear to suffer much pain. A clergyman was with him at the end and he joined in prayers with him. He was given an impressive military funeral. The coffin being borne on a gun carriage covered with a union Jack, while a military band played solemn music, as he was carried to his last resting place. A wreath of flowers was placed on the grave bearing the inscription ‘Malta’s tribute to dead heroes’. A photograph of the cemetery in which he is laid, will shortly be sent to you with any of his private property he has here. With deep sympathy, yours very truly .“
CWG additional information:- Son of Mrs. F. Hopkinson, of 161, Newgate St., Worksop. Remembered on the Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.Soldier Died records his regiment as Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps) Battalion: Notts Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers). Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour  of the great War 1914-1918 in Worksop library
    Frank Hopkinson - photo originally published in the Worksop guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the great War 1914-1918 in Worksop library