WILLIAM FRANK HOPKINS
28th August 1918
A local lad and sapper in the Royal Engineers attached to the Somerset Light Infantry.
He is buried at St Swithun’s Churchyard in Leonard Stanley having contracted an illness having served in the forces on the Western Front since 1916.
4th July 1918 – Aged 44
Vickers was a Private in the Australian Infantry having emigrated in around 1909. He was one of 1062 Australian casualties at the Battle of Hamel which lasted approximately 90 minutes after it began in the early hours at 3.10am. He is remembered on the Australian National Memorial at Villers- Bretonneux and also on Margate war memorial where his family lived.
3rd August 1918 – Aged 21
Warner was a local lad coming from a farming family near Tewkesbury. He enlisted alongside his two elder brothers, joining the Gloucestershire Yeomanry and later Worcestershire Regiment where he became a corporal. He was mortally wounded when his division Successful repelled an Austrian attack on the Asiago Plateau.
6th August 1918 – Aged 20
A Sandhurst graduate, Hussey became a 2nd Lieutenant within the South Staffordshire Regiment. He fought on the Western Front for his entire war service and was killed just before the Battle of Amiens. At School he won the open mile in 1915 completing it in 5 minutes and 12 seconds.