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William Ewart Hopkinson

William Ewart Hopkinson

Date of Birth

22 April 1891


Borough Road College


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