Joseph Hopwood – Killed in Gallipoli

Joseph Hopwood was born 29th November, 1888 in Darfield son of James and Mary Hopwood, James being a miner.

By 1901 the family had moved to Wombwell. Later in 1909 Joseph married Mabel Hill and in 1911 they lived in West Melton, Wath. Joseph was also a miner.

On 2nd September, 1914 enlisted in the York & Lancaster Regiment (Private No. 15035) later transferring to RNVR Drake Battalion on 10th September,  1914

Joseph served in Gallipoli in 1915 and was killed in action and was originally buried in the dead ground behind the British trench Trotman Road (to the right of Regent Street). Most trenches had names.

He is listed on the Wath War Memorial and remembered at Redoubt Cemetery Helles Turkey.

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