James Hopkinson (c.1894-1915)

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James Hopkinson

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

HOPKINSON, JAMES. Private. No 2290. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Mrs Buckley, 39 St. Paul's Street, Huddersfield. Died of wounds, 20.12.1915, aged 21 years. Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 23a.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.
His mother received a letter from the Rev. Sidney Hobson, dated Sunday, 19.12.1915, 'I promised your son, Private Hopkinson of the 7th Battalion West Riding Regiment, that I would let you know that he was seriously wounded this morning in a German attack on our lines. He asked me to tell you not to worry but I am told by the Doctor that his case must be regarded as a very serious one. Both his legs were very badly fractured by the explosion of an enemy shell and the Doctor holds out very little hope of recovery. Your son is a brave lad, never have I seen one bear his sufferings more bravely. He is a hero in every sense of the word. When he left here (the 3rd Field Ambulance Dressing Station) he was quite conscious and he was only anxious about you. His one and only concern seemed to be that you should not fret. I pray that God may comfort you in these sad days.'

Commonwealth War Graves Commission