Thomas Henry Hopkins

Information about birth

Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Breadsall, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

General information

Day laborer

Army information

England, United Kingdom
British Expeditionary Force
Service number:
Enlistment place:
Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
 —  Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 2/7th Bn.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
Place of death:
Kansas Cross, Langemark, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Wieltje Farm Cemetery
Plot: Unknown
Row: A
Grave: 21

Distinctions and medals 2

Points of interest 3

#1 Place of birth
#2 Enlistment place
#3 Place of death or original burial place

My story

Henry Thomas Hopkins was a 20 year old from Breadsall Derbyshire. Private Hopkins was part of the 2/7 Battalion Sherwood Foresters, 178 Brigade, 59 Division. In September 1917 his battalion took part in the Battle of Passchendaele. On 24 September the 2/7 Sherwood Foresters relieved the North Staffords in the front line round Schuler Galleries and Hindu Cottage. Two day later, on 26 September they went into attack. In two waves the first objective was reached, taking Kansas House, Cross Cotts, Kansas Cross, Green House, Road House and Fokker Farm. From there the 2/8th Sherwood Foresters took over and advanced to the second and final objective. All objectives were gained and maintained despite of heavy counter attacks. Pte Hopkins was killed in action during this attack and buried at Wieltje Farm Cemetery. Where he is still remembered today.

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McCarthy C., The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account, London, Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018, pp. 96-97
Sources used
n.n., The Robin Hoods, 1/7th, 2/7th & 3/7th Battns. Sherwood Foresters, 1914-1918, Naval and Military Press, s.d., s.l., pp. 357-369
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The Long Long Trail
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War Diary 2/7th Sherwood Foresters
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