Douglas Walter HOPKINS

Regimental number159
Place of birthStoke, Newington, London, England
Address155 Evening Road, Stoke Newington, London N, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 11.5"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Hopkins, 155 Evening Road, Stoke Newington, London, England
Previous military serviceServed in the King's Royal Rifles
Enlistment date27 October 1914
Place of enlistmentGuildford, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentT/
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 8 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 30 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 9), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Minnie HOPKINS, 155 Evering Road, Stoke Newington, London
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed corporal, 19 December 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 15 June 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 30 June 1915, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 30 May 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOPKINS Douglas Walter