George Robert Hopgood, DCM, Somerset LI

1888 Jul 4. Born Edinburgh , Scotland ( his parents probably married in 1886 (at Leeds Charles Hopgood to Mary Hannah Nelson) It is probable that this is a registered armed forces birth to a soldier in 15th (King's) Hussars. His father's pension record exists

1891 census I cannot find him

1901 census at 177, Park Road East Side, Milton Next Sittingbourne, Milton

1911 census with 15th The King's Hussars, Potchefstroom, Transvaal, South Africa. Born Edinburgh, Musician. This was the regiment that his father had been with.

1914 Feb 4. Married Beatrice Julia Vincent (from army form)

1914 Aug 16. Lands in France

1915 Feb 23 DCM gazetted

1918 Aug 28 . The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts George Robert Hopgood, D.C.M.

1920 Jul 30. Joined ADRIC with service no 35. Posted to B Coy

1920 Nov 20. Somerset LI. 2nd Lt. George Robert Hopgood, late Serv. Bn., to be 2nd Lt. 1st July 1921, with seniority 20th Nov. 1920

1921 Nov 26 . Struck off, deserted

1922 Jun 10. Somerset. L.I. 2nd Lt. G. R. Hopgood resigns his commn., 10th June 1922, and retains his rank.

1923 Mar 5. Resigns 2nd Lt. G. R. Hopgood, late Reg. Army Res. of Off., Somerset. L.I., on enlistment in the ranks of Queens Royal West Surrey Regt . He was working as a tram conductor when he enlisted.

1927 Mar 4 Discharged from Army at end of engagement

1935 Aug 29. Decree Absolute Hopgood G R v Hopgood C A E