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Name: John Hymers HOPPER
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J H Service No.: 25/994
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 19
Unit: C Company, 25th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (2nd Tyneside Irish).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, 21st November 1914.
Place of Residence: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 23 James Street, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Addison Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 1st July 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Battle of Albert, 1st 13th July 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Addison Colliery War Memorial, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Blaydon War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 24th February 1917.
Family Details:
Son of John and Mary Hopper, of 23 James Street, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. John's brother, George, died at the age of 31 in February 1923. George served with the Durham Light Infantry during World War 1 and was wounded and a prisoner of war in Germany (as reported in the Blaydon Courier, 29th June 1918). His father, John, died at the age of 75 on 23rd January 1941. His mother, Mary, died aged 76 on 7th February 1942. The family are buried in Blaydon Cemetery.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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