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John Lloyd HOPSON

Regimental number415
Place of birthBorn at Sea, on board the ship "Golden Sea".
SchoolState School, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressGordon House, Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinMother, Mrs Frances Hopson, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military servicePte John Lloyd Hopson 415D 23rd Machine Gun Company at I.T.
Enlistment date10 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll415D
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Pte John Lloyd Hopson was at the Coolgardie Goldfields of Western Australia when a youth for a few years in the early ninties, and was present at the opening of the Coolgardie Railway, Western Australia. He was born to English parents on board ship on their way out to Australia."
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1915
Place of death or woundingBray, Somme Sector, France
Age at death42.5
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row F, Grave No. 6), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Fredrick and Frances HOPSON, 83 West Parade, Mount Lawley, Western Australia. Born at Sea

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