WW1 Medal Groups
WW1 & WW2 group MiD, O.B.E. skapa Flow 1939 sinking of the Royal Oak to Hopkinson, from Sunderland.
Edmund Hugh Hopkinson,
Order of the British Empire Military Officers badge, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal with Mention in Despatches Emblem, (LIEUT. E.H. HOPKINSON. R.N.), 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, 1939-45 War Medal.
Born Monkwearmouth, Sunderland 1891.
1904 enters Royal Navy as a Cadet.
1909 appointed Midshipman.
1914 promoted to Lieutenant.
Served in the Dover Patrol.
1916 gets his first command of P-boat P24.
1917 Mention in Despatches for his work in the Dover Patrol.
1921 qualifies as a war staff officer.
1922 promoted Lieutenant Commander.
1935 receives the O.B.E. for his work as Staff Officer (intelligence) Shanghai.
Retires from the Navy.
1937 returns to duty.
1939 in command of the Boom Defences at Scapa Flow when HMS Royal Oak was sunk by a German U-Boat. A board of enquiry and Admiral French was found responsible and pensioned.
He served in many operations during the war eventually returning to the retired list in 1946.
1982 dies at his home at Walmer, Kent.