8922 PTE B.HOPKINS R.WAR.R. (on 1914 Star)
8922 PTE B.HOPKINS R.WAR.R. (on pair)
Born Birmingham 1884
To France 22/8/14 with 1st Royal Warwickshire Regt, yet only served on the Western Front for 6 days...
Returned to Blighty
Convicted of Drunkenness in Birmingham by the Civil Power 10/5/15 & was awarded 28 days detention
Several other military convictions for being drunk etc.
Transferred to 1st Garrison Battalion, Royal Warwicks & joined the Egyptian Expeditionary Force 26/10/15
Served with the Canal Motor Boat Police Patrol in Egypt - on the Suez Canal?
Discharged to Class Z Army Reserve 2/5/19
Committed to stand trial for housebreaking at Birmingham City Sessions 5/3/24
With copy of his Medal Index Card & 32 page Digital File of his Soldiers Papers
Condition: On long silk ribbons. Star polished VF & pair VF+