HOPKINS, Joseph Raymond
(Service number 67813)

Aliases Ray
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Date 10 June 1897 Place of Birth New Zealand

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Mechanic, motor driver


Date 22 May 1939 Age 39 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 41, Plot 839
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Joseph Samuel & Kathleen Agatha (nee GAREY) HOPKINS, of Gapes Valley. Attended Bromley School, Christchurch, & Gapes Valley School. Brother Harrap William HOPKINS died of disease in 1915 & brother Leslie Garey HOPKINS was killed in action in 1917. Married Enid Zoe FOWLER in 1927; son Harrap Douglas HOPKINS, daughter Zoe Constance Catherine HOPKINS. Presented with a wristlet watch at his farewell in Gapes Valley hall in January 1918.


Timaru Herald, 19 January 1918 (Papers Past) [22 December 2013]; TDC headstone image (Timaru Cemetery) [2 February 2014]

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