Russell John Hopkins, M.M.

1895 Mar 21, born Battle, Sussex

1901 census at Battle, Sussex. I assume father was unemployed at census.

1911 census at Kemwards Yard, Battle, Sussex

1914 Apr 19. Enlists in R. Sussex Regt

1916 Mar 4. Landed in France

1917 Jan 5. MM gazetted to 1056 Cpl. (Actg. Sjt.) R. J. Hopkins, R. Suss. R.

1917 Aug 29. R Irish Rifles. The undermentioned cadets to be temp . 2nd Lts . (att'd.) Russell John Hopkins

1920 Mar 11.. R Irish Rifles. Temp. Lt. R. J. Hopkins relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt.

1920 Apr 17 Attests to South Staffs Regt. Becomes a Sergeant

1920 Jun 4. Discharged from S Staffs. Bought himself out for £10.

1920 Aug 17. Joined ADRIC with service no 272. Posted to C Coy

1920 Oct 26. Resigned ADRIC

1921 Sep 29 He had been a PC in the Met Police before the war, and applied to rejoin

1939 Register. Living with wife Ethel at 10 Lincoln Avenue , Twickenham M.B., Middlesex. He is a Met Police Sgt

1941 BEM

1965 Sep 22. . Died Surrey age 70