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William Ewart Hopkinson

William Ewart Hopkinson

Date of Birth

22 April 1891


2 Years at Borough Road College, 1912-1914


Darrel Technical College, Richmond

Service number


WW1 rank


Queen Victoria Rifles, London Regiment, 9th Battalion

Date of death

6 June 1915

Location of death

Died of wounds, Hill 60


Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord (Grave/Memorial reference: I. E. 140.)


Lance Corporal William Ewart Hopkinson was the son of John and Eliza Hopkinson. He attended Borough Road College for two years. Whilst at the college he played rugby and was a prefect. After college he became a teacher at Darrell Technical College, Richmond. He enlisted into the 9th Battalion Queen Victoria’s Rifles London Regiment on 1 November 2014 and travelled to France in Easter 1915. During his service he was gassed twice and wounded, before dying on 6 June 1915 aged 24.


Entry on p.87 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BFSS/2/9/14/8 [BRCRU008], BFSS/2/9/3/8 [BRCPF008], BRCRU009, Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission), 1915 Annual Report, Commonwealth War Graves Commission