Other names: Edgar
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Motcombe, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetAmesbury, Wiltshire
Story: Edgar Hopkins was born in Enmore Green, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset on 20 Jun 1894 the son of Frank Hopkins and Caroline Eliza Hopkins (nee Extance). 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 24 Oct 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 19 Aug 1919 giving 71 St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset as his contact address. There are no records of any awards. (His brother George had also served with the Royal Engineers). He had married Mary Green on 18 Mar 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 20 Jan 1974, was residing at 18 Breach Lane, Shaftesbury.