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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France. Photograph Murray Biddle.
Person Details
Kimberley Nottinghamshire
Albert Edward Hopewell was born in 1889 the son of Henry, a lace curtain corrector, and Alice Alexandra Hopewell (née Bull). Both parents were born in 1862 at Lenton. Married in 1882, they had thirteen children, nine surviving infancy - Florence b.1885 Kimberley, Arthur b.1887 Kimberley, Albert b.1889 Kimberley, John b.1891 Kimberley, William b.1894 Kimberley, Alice b.1896 Kimberley, Gordon b.1899 Bulwell, Evelyn b.1900 Bulwell, and Elsie b.1906 Bulwell. In 1911 they lived at 8 Chatham Street, Southwell. William was a lace trade threader. In 1911, Albert married Sarah Ethel H Green in the Newark Registration District, they went on to have a daughter Hannah May born 25th June 1913. His widow was awarded a pension of 15 shillings a week to commence on 29th November 1915.
15 Apr 1915
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155175 - CWGC Website
2059
Newark He went to France 25th February 1915 and was killed in action, 15th April 1915,
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Albert Edward Hopewell enlisted at Southwell. He landed in France on 25th February 1915. He was killed two months later on 15th April 1915 when he was shot in the back while in a patrol checking the German wire. Albert was buried in the Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (grave reference: E 59).
His younger brother John (Jack) Hopewell also served in the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters in the war and was killed in action on 30th July 1915. Their brother William served with the RMLI (Ply 15995) and took part in the Zeebrugge raid in 1918 for which he was awarded the CGM. 'In Memoriam' notice published in the Nottingham Evening Post, 2nd August 1916: “HOPEWELL. – In loving memory of our affectionate sons Jack Hopewell, August 1st, 1915, Albert Hopewell, April 15th, 1915, brothers killed in action. Went from home for love of duty. Sadly missed. – Mother, father, brothers, sisters.” . Notice courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France. Photograph Murray Biddle.
    Albert Edward Hopewell - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France. Photograph Murray Biddle.