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John Hopkins

Rank: Private
Townland: Heaton Park
Town/Village: Marton
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Country: New Zealand
Alternative Address: Drumnee, Newtowncashel, Co. Longford;
Census 1901: Resident at Drumnee, Newtowncashel
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 13th Company
Regiment Number: 30225
Date of Death: 12-10-1917
Cause: Killed in action, at Passchendaele/Bellevue Spur. (3rd Battle of Ypres)
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

John was born 8 December, 1883 in Drumree, Newtowncashel*, the eldest son of Patrick and Mary Hopkins. He and his brother Patrick both later immigrated to New Zealand.

Pte Hopkins enlisted at Bulls, North Island, New Zealand on 22 August 1916 and arrived in England in March 1917, before being deployed at the Western front in May 1917. He was fighting at Bellvue Spur near Passchendaele, in the 3rd Battle of Ypres when he went missing in action on or around the 12 October, one of New Zealand's blackest days in WW1, where they suffered over 3700 casualties; he was  later determined to have been killed in action. 

Parents Names: Son of Patrick and Mary Hopkins of Newtowncashel.
Notes: He gave the 20 August 1883 as his date of birth on his attestment.

Link to CWGC entry;  Link to army record, New Zealand; New Zealand army at Passchendaele

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