Other names: Mark Edward
Locations in this story: Freeland, Witney, OxfordshireNorthleigh, OxfordshireIwerne Minster, DorsetEgyptIndiaPalestineChipping Norton,, OxfordshireGlasgow, ScotlandRyde City, New South Wales, Australia
Story: Mark Edward Hopkins was born in Freeland, Witney, Oxfordshire, in 1876 the son of Mark Thomas Hopkins and Susan Hopkins (nee Woodward). He lived much of his early life in Northleigh, Oxfordshire, until, by 1911, he was employed as a Domestic Odd Man living at Iwerne House, Iwerne Minster, Dorset. He enlisted on 2 Dec 1915 and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 3822). He served in Egypt, India and Palestine until he was transferred to the 804th Agricultural Employment Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 542228). He was discharged on 17 Jul 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. During his service he had suffered from dysentry and was awarded a gratuity instead of a pension. He had registered Iwerne House as his residence in the Absent Voters Lists of 1918 and 1919. He married Ann Nancy Lord on 26 Oct 1920 at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. He sailed from Glasgow, Scotland, for Australia on 16 Jul 1921. He died in North Ryde, Ryde City, New South Wales, Australia, on 30 Mar 1933.