George Hopwood aka George Newbrooke

Personal Details

  • Born 1892
  • Son of Alfred & Sarah Ann Newbrooke of 5 Castle Hill, Whitchurch
  • Civilian occupation – boatman

Military Details

Regiment : Royal Field Artillery
Rank : Gunner
Service Number : 67045

  • 27/09/1911  Enlisted with 33rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery for 3 years service and 9 years on the Reserve
  • 06/11/1914  Disembarked for war
  • 22/06/1915  Mentioned in Dispatches
  • 03/08/1915  Awarded DCM For gallant conduct on the 9th-10th May, 1915, near Rouges Banes in maintaining communications by helio-lamp, under a heavy fire, from the Observation Station in the fire trench. Although knocked over by shell he continued his work. Bombardier Hopwood showed the same gallantry during the action of Neuve Chapelle.

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