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 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
He may have been a Section Leader, but the entry is too faint to make out.
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.
1935 Aug 29. Decree Absolute Hopgood G R v Hopgood C A E