This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2146
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 06.10.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 23 Brown Street, Dundee
Mary Hopper, 23 Brown St, Dundee
Sister, 23 Brown St, Dundee
More about John Hopper
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
John Hopper 2146 1st Black Watch
MET HIS DEATH LIKE A TRUE SCOTSMAN.
Sad circumstances attend the death of Private John Hopper, 1st Black Watch, a Dundee Soldier. He was stationed in India with his regiment when war broke out, and from being there he went direct to the fighting zone in France, but was early struck, being wounded at the battle of Mons. Having recovered, he rejoined his regiment in France, but he was soon again home suffering from frostbitten feet. When quite fit he returned to France for the second time.
The news of his death was intimated to his sister, who resides at 23 Brown Street, Dundee, by the receipt of a letter from deceased’s officer, who pays him a high tribute. He states that Private Hopper was hit through the head by a bullet, and continues :–“He met his death like a true Scotsman, dying for his King and country. He was loved by all who knew him, and especially by the men in his platoon and company.”
Dundee Courier 13th October 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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