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  •  Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Charles Hopewell at Arnold Redhill Cemetery. Photo taken by Peter Gillings
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Charles was born in 1882 in Arnold and was the son of Charles, a waterman (barge), and Mary Ann (Annie) Hopewell née Bradbury. His father Charles was born in 1851 in Arnold and his mother Annie Bradbury was also born in 1851 in Arnold. They were married in 1873; the marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District. Annie already had a daughter, Ruth Bradbury born prior to her marriage to Charles. (Ruth Bradbury Hopewell b. 8 September 1873, J/A/S Basford, married Joseph Orton 1897, Ruth Bradbury Orton d. 1973). Annie and Charles had the following children, all of whom were born in Arnold; Catherine b1875, Lucy b1877, Elizabeth b1880, Charles b1882, Joseph b1885, Harold b1887, William b1890 and John b1892. His father Charles died in 1892 at Arnold aged 41 yrs. In the 1911 census his mother is living at Hardstaff Yard, Arnold. She is shown as being a hosiery seamer 60 yrs a widow and living with her youngest son John 19 yrs a bricklayer's labourer. Charles married his wife Annie Elizabeth Alvey in 1905; their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, In 1911 he lived on Smithy Row, Front Street, with his wife Annie of five years. They had three children: Charles birth registered 1906 (J/F/M Basford), Harold born 1909 and Elsie born 1910 (J/A/S Basford).
He was employed as a gardener/labourer
21 May 1917
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2749807 - CWGC Website
R/10062
Lance Corporal
7th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Charles Hopewell enlisted at Hucknall and served with the 7th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. During the Battle of Arras, Charles was wounded and after initial treatment was sent to a casualty clearing station and then back to a hospital in England. He died of wounds at Bevan Military Hospital on 21st May 1917 and is buried in Arnold Redhill Cemetery, grave ref: C.C.1322.
His brother Harold Arnold Hopewell, who enlisted on 31st August 1914, had been discharged from the Royal Garrison Artillery on 30th June 1915, being no longer physically fit for service. He saw no service overseas. His daughter, Edna, a two year-old child, was killed in a tram accident on 16th May 1916. Another brother, Joseph Hopewell, was also a member of the Royal Garrison Artillery, enlisting on 29th August 1914. Serving as a gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery, he landed in France on 26th May 1915. He was discharged to Class 'P' Reserve on 7th December 1916. Above information is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  •  Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Charles Hopewell at Arnold Redhill Cemetery. Photo taken by Peter Gillings
    Charles Hopewell - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Charles Hopewell at Arnold Redhill Cemetery. Photo taken by Peter Gillings