1895 Mar 20, 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
1939 Register. Living with wife Ethel at 10 Lincoln Avenue , Twickenham M.B., Middlesex. He is a Met Police Sgt
1965 Sep 22. . Died Surrey age 70