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Albert HOPKINSON

Date of birth12 August 1880
Place of birthIndia
SchoolMonmouth Grammar School, Monmouthshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJournalist
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 9.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinBrother, W Hopkinson, Lancaster Gate, London, W, England
Previous military serviceServed for 2.75 years in Sharpshooters, South Africa (Boer War) (6 months as Sergeant; balance as Quartersmaster); 9 months in South African Constabulary; 2.25 years as Acting Quartermaster Sergeant, Royal Australian Artillery.
Enlistment date4 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentHON LT (QM)
Unit name7th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date21 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Appointed Lieutenant, 1 July 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 8-9 August 1915 (gun shot wound, right arm); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 9 August 1915; transferred to No 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, 12 August 1915; to England, 15 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland, 11 March 1916.

Re-embarked Melbourne, 14 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 November 1917; rejoined 7th Bn, Belgium, 8 November 1917.

On leave to Paris, 16 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 26 February 1918.

Classified B111 by Medical Board, 4 July 1918 (neurasthenia); transferred to England on sick leave, 16 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; appointment terminated (discharged), 21 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOPKINSON Albert

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