Private Albert Edward Hopewell
Sherwood Foresters Badge

Army Number : 2059

Battalion : 1/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Kimberley and lived at Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Son of Henry and Alice A. Hopwell, of 8 Chatham Street, Southwell. Husband of Sarah. E. Hopwell. He was a lace hand at Carey and Son's, Southwell prior to enlisting at Southwell. He went to France 25th February 1915 and was killed in action, 15th April 1915, being shot in the back, whilst part of a patrol which was sent to out to check the German wire.

Nottingham Evening Post 20th April 1915.

Buried/Commemorated : Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium. Row E. Grave 59.


His brother, Private John Henry Hopewell, 1/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in teh Great War.

Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Private Albert E. Hopewell grave
Private Albert Edward Hopewell is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Southwell Minster Parishioners War Memorial, Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
Hoily Trinity Church War Memorial, Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
Carey and Son's War Memorial, Southwell, Nottinghamshire