Ordinary Lives of the First World War
The 2018 Armistice Project seeks to commemorate the 888,246 British and Commonwealth Fallen of the First World War.
This Tommy represents John Hopkins, a member of our family, who enlisted with The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in 1914 and was posted to France in 1915. He was wounded in action on 11th May 1916 whilst they were in the trenches at Monchy-Breton. He arrived back in the UK for treatment two weeks later, 25th May, and remained there until 18th August 1916 when he was sent back to France. He then served in France for the next two years.
John Hopkins died of heart failure on 24th January 1919 and was laid to rest in Wigan Cemetery. He was 28 years old.
The profits from the sale of the Tommies will enable Remembered to support the following charities:
The Royal Foundation :Heads Together, Walking With The Wounded
Help for Heroes
The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation
Project Equinox: Housing Veterans