Enmore Green, The Knapp

Edgar Hopkins

Surname: Hopkins
Other names: Edgar
Other people in this story:
Frank Hopkins
Caroline Eliza Hopkins née Extance
Mary Hopkins née Green
George Hopkins
Herbert Hopkins
Locations in this story:
Fountain Bank, Enmore Green, Motcombe, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Amesbury, Wiltshire
St. James, Shaftesbury
Breach Lane, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury

Edgar Hopkins was born in Enmore Green, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset on 20th June 1894, the son of Frank Hopkins and Caroline Eliza Hopkins (née Extance).   His brothers Herbert (b.1876) and George (b.1890) both served with the Royal Engineers during the war. His early life was spent at Fountain Bank (near the Fountain Inn), Enmore Green.  He was working as a Baker at the time of the 1911 Census.   Edgar enlisted on 24th October 1915 and joined the 47th Field Bakery of the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. S4/143874).   He later transferred to the 67th Field Bakery and, just prior to his demobilization, to the 'L' Supply Company.   His service was entirely in the UK.  He left the service on 19th August 1919 giving 71 St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset as his contact address.   There are no records of any awards. 

Edgar had married Mary Green on 18th March 1918 at the Amesbury Registry Office, Wiltshire and they went on to have two children.  By the 1939 Register Edgar was living at 74 St. James, Shaftesbury, working as a Cabinet Maker and at the time of his death, on 20th January 1974, was residing at 18 Breach Lane, Shaftesbury.

  • St. James Street junction with Tanyard Lane

Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Herbert Hopkins
George Hopkins