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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Hopkins, Frank William Banner (1728)

Place of Birth: Napier, New Zealand

Age: 18 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 19 May 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1728            view online service record

327 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Lyla Blanche Hopkins (mother)
327 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 16 July 1915
Ship: HMAT Demosthenes A64
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 2nd Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 26 September 1917
Place: France

Frank William Banner Hopkins. AWM H05733.

1917 ‘PORT WAR CASUALTIES.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 10 November, p. 2. , viewed 09 Oct 2019,

Lance Corporal, 60 Infantry, killed in action 26 September, 1917, Belgium, age 21, commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

Parents: Alfred (late) and Mrs Lyla B HOPKINS, born Napier, New Zealand (arrived at 12 months) educated Nott Street SS. A 19-year-old clerk, he enlisted with his mother as next of kin, 327 Bay Street, killed in action at Passchendaele on 26 September 1917. Circular returned from Moreland.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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