John Hopkins

Co. Mayo

Family of John Hopkins

Military Life

  • Private John was part of the 8th Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  
  • It was formed at Lancaster in October 1914 as part of K3 and came under command of 76th Brigade, 25th Division. 
  • Landed in France 27 September 1915.
  • 15 October 1915: Brigade moved to 3rd Division 

Private John's medal card

Examples of the medals private John earned

  • John died of his wounds. This was different to most solders in the war who died in action.
  •  It is believed that he was in the cavalry and may have got injured while working with the horses.

Private Johns Grave

After Death

The plaque Johns parents would have recieved after his death

The letter John's parents would have recieved to inform them of his death

John's Nephew visiting his grave last Summer

My Story

My Story is currently under construction..

Please visit this page again soon to read more about my experience during the project and to learn about our trip to the Somme.