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Kimberley Nottinghamshire
John Henry Hopewell was born in 1891 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.
He was a lace threader with Carey & Sons at Southwell.
30 Jul 1915
1614829 - CWGC Website
New Street, Southwell
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
John Henry Hopewell enlisted in the Territorial Force at Southwell on 1st April 1908. He was embodied in the army on 5 August 1914, the day after the outbreak of war. He was drafted to the BEF France and disembarked France on 2nd March 1915. Five months later John was killed in action at Hooge on 30th July 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 39 & 41).
His brother Albert Edward Hopewell also served with the 1/8th bn Sherwood Foresters. He was killed in action on 15th April 1915 and was buried in Kemmel Military Cemetery. 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 dated 2nd August 1916 :- “HOPEWELL. – In loving memory of our affectionate sons Jack Hopewell, August 1st (sic), 1915, Albert Hopewell, April 15th, 1915, brothers killed in action. Went from home for love of duty. Sadly missed. – Mother, father, brothers, sisters.” Above notice courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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