Other names: Jasper Hopkins
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green Shaftesbury, DorsetSwindon, WiltshireBridgewater, SomersetSedgemoor, Somerset
Story: Jasper Hopkins London was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 30 Jun 1894 and baptised at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 26 Aug 1894 the son of Charles Lill London and Mary Ann London (nee Mills). He lived his early life at 3 Tanyard Lane, Shaftesbury and later in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. He had enlisted on the 3 Jan 1916 and was embodied on 5 Jul 1916 joining the Mounted Military Police as a Lance Corporal (Service No. P-2114). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Olive Millicent Hulbert in Swindon, Wiltshire, in 1918 but regrettably she died in 1923 - the year that coincides with the birth of a son. Jasper remarried Edith Ellen Franklin Maidment in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1925. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Lightgate, Bridgewater, Somerset, working as a Chauffeur/Gardener. He died in the Sedgmoor area of Somerset on 28 Nov 1991. His brothers, Charles Lill London (Junior) and Frederick George London, also served in the conflict. All their names appear on a Roll of Honour published in the St. James' Church Parish Magazine in Nov 1918.