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Clarence Stanley HOPKINS

Regimental number35621
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Leytonstone', Connemarre Street, Bexley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Arthur Hopkins, 'Leytonstone', Connemarre Street, Bexley, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, May 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 2 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Estress on 28-29 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 3 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty at Estrees on 28th/29th August1918. As linesmen attached to forward observation Officer Gunners Hopkins and [30708 Gunner Herman Oscar] Jungfer maintained communications both between Field Observation Officer and Battalion Headquarters and between Battalion and Artillery Brigade Headquarters. By their disregard of danger and untiring efforts they enabled the F.O.O. to keep Artillery Brigade Headquarters informed of the situation and permitted opportunities to be taken advantage of. Their line was the only one available for the transmission of information regarding the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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