Stanley Hopkins was born in April 1895 in Medway. The first Census he was mentioned in was the 1901, which listed him at 6 along with his widowed mother Ada, and his 8 year old brother Glanville. They were registered at 10 Institution Road, Chatham.
Sometime between then and the 1911 Census, Stanley and his mother and brother relocated to 23 New Road, Rochester, where his mother ran a boarding house. She housed two lodgers along with the family. Stanley was registered as a 16 year old school boy, which was an unusually high age, for someone to still be at school during this period. His brother was registered as a chemist’s assistant.
Stanley was regimented at the 10 Att 8 Suffolks and was serving as a 2nd Lieutenant. His regimental number was 1055. He is also registered on the Medals role index. Stanley was killed in action on the 26th September 1916.
Stanley is buried in the Regina Trench Cemetery in Grandcourt France. His page on Every Man Remembered can be found here.
1901 Census Class: RG13; Piece: 727; Folio: 30; Page: 10
Ancestry.com. 1901 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
1911 Census. Class: RG14; Piece: 3897; Schedule Number: 95
Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Military-Genealogy.com, comp. UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: British and Irish Military Databases. The Naval and Military Press Ltd.
Samantha Stevens, 2016