Alfred Hopley (see also Thomas Hopley, his brother) Revised 23.1.2016
|HOPLEY, A||Gunner||1418||12/02/1919||21||Royal Field Artillery||United Kingdom||A. 35.||HALLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY|
Son of John and Mary Hopley of Manley, Helsby, Warrington
Alfred Hopley was baptised at Ashton 3.4.1898 son of John Thomas Hopley and Mary
In 1911 Alfred was living with his parents at Ivy Cottage, Mouldsworth, aged 13 [the age fits with the above record]
The Medal Rolls for this man show that he served in France from 23.12.1915.
He was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War medal, and the 1914-15 Star.
There is nothing further to identify him on his card
Information preserved at the Albion Inn1:
Alfred Hopley, born Ashton 22.1.1898 (son of Mrs J Hopley of Ivy Cottage), Gunner 4th Battalion 76th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died and buried 12.2.1919
His memorial plaque reads: ‘Died of Pneumonia Hal, Belgium February 1919’1
He made a will – which I haven’t seen.
He is buried at Halle Communal Cemetery at Vlaam-Brabant, ten miles SW of Brussels
1 See Appendix: Albion Inn