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  • 24669 Private Herbert Hopcroft killed in action and buried Ovillers  Military Cemetery, Somme, grave I.C.19. Visited and cross laid by John Morse
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Nottingham
He was the son of Thomas and Emma Hopcroft. He was the father of Winifred Hopcroft. In 1911 they lived at 1 Brougham Place Hyson Green Nottingham.
Wollaton Colliery banksman.
10 Sep 1916
545888 - CWGC Website
24669
Nottingham
Private
9th (Service) Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Herbert Hopcroft joined the battalion on Gallipoli, 23 September 1916. In September 1916 the battalion held front line trenches on the Somme near Thiepval and had to endure constant enemy artillery barrages. Herbert was the only man to die on 10th September but it was a period of many losses. He is buried at Ovillers Military Cemetery, grave I.C.19. John Morse
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  • 24669 Private Herbert Hopcroft killed in action and buried Ovillers  Military Cemetery, Somme, grave I.C.19. Visited and cross laid by John Morse
    Herbert Hopcroft grave - 24669 Private Herbert Hopcroft killed in action and buried Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, grave I.C.19. Visited and cross laid by John Morse