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William Hopkinson was the son of Mary Ann Hopkinson, of 4 Spring Street, Farnworth, Bolton.

Prior to enlisting in the Territorial Force, William was working as a turner at Proctors machine works.

It would appear that William initially joined the 1/4th Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, sailing with the main body of the Battalion to France on 4th May 1915. He was later transferred into the 1/5th Battalion.

William was badly wounded on 10th January 1917 during a raid on the German trenches at Ypres. He finally succumbed to these wounds on 5th February 1917, dying at 13th General Hospital, France. William was just 22 years old and was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

Photo taken April 2018

Rank: Private
Service No: 1959
Date of Death: 05/02/1917
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st/5th Bn.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY

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