On this day 27th May 1917

1246/240089 Pte William Hopkinson was gassed

William enlisted as a drummer boy in August 1910 aged 14 and was posted to “A” (Chesterfield) and Headquarters Company. He arrived in France in February 1915 and was wounded in the arm at Ypres. He was badly gassed on this day at Lievin. Disembodied in April 1919 and awarded the 14/15 Trio.1246 hopkinson

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