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).
Occupations pre-WA Blacksmith.
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.
Spouse Elizabeth CHANDLER.
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
ARMED FORCES
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).
Casualty/Medical None.
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
Ship Nile.
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.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Lincelles. Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.