PERSONAL DETAILSGeorge HOPKINS
Birth date and placec. 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 place12 Jun 1825 St Nicholas Church, Boarhunt, Hampshire, England.
Civil Census Residences9 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).
Occupations pre-WABlacksmith.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: light grey. Hair: dark.
Marriage date and place1850 Q3 St James Church, Milton, Portsmouth, England.
SpouseElizabeth CHANDLER.
ChildrenGeorge 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 place1901 Q4 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Regiment No. and Rank#1474 Private/Sapper.
Attestation date and place13 Oct 1846 Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Service/CampaignsTurkey & Crimea 1 year 5 months.
Western Australia 4 years 9 months.
MustersWO11-124 7th Company, Chatham (1851).
WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
PromotionsSapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Mar 1864.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Five Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
One entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place24 Dec 1867 Camden Fort, Ireland.
Length of Service21 years 74 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1361-129.
Post Discharge ResidenceHamilton (?), Hampshire.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd Portsmouth (1867). 1st Portsmouth (1868).
Pension Amount1/2½d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNile.
Departure and Arrival23 Sep 1857 Plymouth; 1 Jan 1858 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationInstructing Warder [Barker p. 107].
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WALincelles. Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.