HOPKINS, Henry James
(Service number 1600)

First Rank Blacksmith's Mate Last Rank


Date 19 November 1889 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
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Military Service

Served with Australian Forces Served in Royal Navy
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Australian Naval Force, Royal Navy
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Military Awards

Service Medals 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

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No information

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 14 May 1967 Age 78 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 180, Plot 631
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry James HOPKINS.was the son of Samuel and May (nee ANNAND) HOPKINS. He was educated at St Andrews School, when the family was living at Otaio. Henry married Jean MALLETT in 1916. Their one year old son, Horatio Henry Samuel HOPKINS died at home in Temuka on 20 August 1918, while Henry was on active service on H.M.S. Doris. His brother George Annand HOPKINS also served in WWI, with the NZ Forces. His wife received word from the naval authorities that her husband was expected to arrive in Wellington on 13 February 1919.


Cenotaph Database [07 September 2014]; Timaru Herald, 21 August 1918, 14 February 1919 (Papers Past) [06 & 07 September 2014]; Headstone images Temuka Cemetery (Timaru District Council) [07 September 2014]; School Admission Records Waimate Branch NZSG) [06 September 2014]; NZ BDM indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [07 September 2014]

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