Regiment: 6th Battalion, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)
Parents: Mr Harry George & Mrs Mary Jane Hopgood
Address: 35 St James Road, Hastings
Other Info: An article published in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer on 24th February 1917 reads; “The sad news has been received that Private A. Reginald Hopgood, aged 19, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Hopgood, of 35, St James’s Road, Hastings, succumbed to an attack of pneumonia on the 12th inst., after a few days illness at the Front.
He joined the Royal Sussex on 1st June 1916, and proceeded to the Front as a draft in the East Kent Regiment on 11th October.
Previous to the War for 2 1/2 years he was a clerk the Borough Cemetery, but latterly a clerk at Messrs Strickland and Sons. Private Hopgood was a well-known member of Blacklands Church, having been a chorister for upwards of eight years, and at the same time a worker in the Sunday School.
Touching tributes to his memory were given by the Vicar (the Rev. W. A. Armstrong) at last Sunday evening’s service, while the ‘Dead March’ was played by the organist (Mr .F. W. Maggs).
Mr. and Mrs. Hopgood wish to thank their numerous thanks for their kind expressions of sympathy.”
According to CWGC, Arthur is remembered at Avenes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, grave reference IV.B.4.
Image from the Lives of the First World War website.
Published: February 1917
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