|PERSONAL DETAILS||George HOPKINS|
|Birth date and place||c. 1826 Boarhurst, Hamilton, Hampshire, England.
[Recorded on WO97 Army discharge documents. No parish/town of Boarhurst/Hamilton exists.
Details of baptism in Boarhunt as below and corroborated by census records].
|Baptism date and place||12 Jun 1825 St Nicholas Church, Boarhunt, Hampshire, England.|
|Civil Census Residences||9 Slate Yard, Gillingham, Medway, Kent, England (1851).
See Musters below (1861).
Kent Place, Portsea, Portsea Island, Hampshire (1871).
57 Clarence Street, Portsea, Portsea Island, Hampshire (1881).
42 Clarence Street, Portsea, Portsea Island, Hampshire (1891).
42 Clarence Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire (1901).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: light grey. Hair: dark.|
|Marriage date and place||1850 Q3 St James Church, Milton, Portsmouth, England.|
|Children||George b. 1851 Brompton, Kent.
Edward b. 1852, Gosport, Hampshire.
Elizabeth b. 1858 (d.1858), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Edith b. 1860 (d.1860), Guildford, Western Australia.
Ellen (Eleanor) b. 1862, Fremantle, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||1901 Q4 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1474 Private/Sapper.|
|Attestation date and place||13 Oct 1846 Portsmouth, Hampshire.|
|Service/Campaigns||Turkey & Crimea 1 year 5 months.
Western Australia 4 years 9 months.
|Musters||WO11-124 7th Company, Chatham (1851).
WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
|Promotions||Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Mar 1864.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Five Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.
One entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||24 Dec 1867 Camden Fort, Ireland.|
|Length of Service||21 years 74 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97-1361-129.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Hamilton (?), Hampshire.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||2nd Portsmouth (1867). 1st Portsmouth (1868).|
|Pension Amount||1/2½d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||23 Sep 1857 Plymouth; 1 Jan 1858 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Instructing Warder [Barker p. 107].|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Lincelles. Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.|