Thomas Hopley

Thomas Hopley

Thomas Hopley                   (see also Alfred Hopley, his brother)

CWGC Record:


HOPLEY, T Private 241076 28/03/1918 21 Cheshire Regiment United Kingdom V. B. 12. ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY

Son of John and Mary Hopley, of Ivy Cottage, Mouldsworth, Chester


Thomas Hopley was baptised 19 September 1896 at Ashton, Cheshire, son of John Thomas Hopley and Mary of Ashton Hayes

1911: Thomas Hopley aged 14 was living with his parents at Ivy Cottage, Mouldsworth:


John Hopley  aged 38  Farm Labourer     born          Mouldsworth

Mary Hopley aged 34                                                             Aston [sic]

Thomas Hopley aged 14                                                       Mouldsworth

Alfred Hopley aged 13                                                                             ,,

John Hopley aged 8                                                                                   ,,

Lucy Hopley aged 2                                                                                   ,,

Ernest Hopley aged 7mo                                                                        ,,


Medal Rolls:

Awarded the Victory medal, the British War medal and the 1914-15 Star

First served in France 4.10.1915

Killed in action 28.3.1918


There appear to be no other military records


Soldiers who died in the Great War:

Thomas Hopley 241076 Private 1/5th Battalion Cheshire Regiment; born Aston [sic], Mouldsworth, Cheshire; enlisted at Chester; residence: Mouldsworth, Killed in action 28.3.1918 France & Flanders


He made a will – dated 18.4.1917 at Parkhall Camp Oswestry in which ‘In the event of my death’ he left all his property to ’my mother Mary Hopley  Ivy Cottage Mouldsworth Chester’. The papers record his Civilian Occupation as ‘Railwayman’


Information preserved at the Albion Inn Chester:

Private Thomas Hopley (son of Mrs J Hopley of Ivy Cottage), Cheshire Regiment, born 15th July 1896, buried at Roclincourt 28th March 19181

The Albion Inn have a note which records that his grave was visited by Thomas Hopley’s niece, daughter of his sister Lucy, in March 20121.


Roclincourt Military Cemetery is located at the village of Roclincourt in the Pas de Calais, France



1               See Appendix:  Albion Inn