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Frank William Banner Hopkins

Studio portrait of 1728 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) Frank William Banner Hopkins, 60th Battalion from Port Melbourne, Victoria. A 19 year old clerk prior to enlisting on 19 May 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 2nd Reinforcements of the 23rd Battalion from Melbourne on 16 July 1915 aboard HMAT Demosthenes. While serving at Gallipoli, he was taken ill and evacuated for medical treatment. On recovering, he went to France where he joined the 60th Battalion and served with them in France and Belgium where he was killed in action at Passchendaele on 26 September 1917. L Cpl Hopkins is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium with others who have no known grave

AWM H05733

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank William Banner AWMM
  • Surname
    Hopkins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 1728 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    NapierHawkes Bay Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Parents : Alfred (late) and Mrs Lyla B HOPKINS Public - Brian - Researcher - 26 May 2016 - ADFA Database :
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 19 May 1915 AWMM 327 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Lyla B Hopkins, 327 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 19 May 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1728 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served in the Cadets AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 19 May 1915 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
      Age 19 AWMM
      Clerk Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    • WW1 19 May 1915 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
      Age 19 AWMM
      Private Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AIF, 23rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    26 Sep 1917 {Age 21} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • A 19-year-old clerk, he enlisted with his mother as next of kin, 327 Bay Street, Port Melbourne; killed in action at Passchendaele on 26 September 1917. Circular returned from Moreland, Melbourne. Educated Nott Street State School, Port Melbourne) Public - Brian - Researcher - 26 May 2016 - ADFA Database :


About death

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  • Death
    26 September 1917 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 21 AWMM
    YpresBelgium Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    No known grave AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    AIF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM


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26 May 2016BrianMelbourne, AustraliaResearcher

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