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Private Leonard Hopson 4984323 R.E.

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Christine

Christine Report 4 Nov 2017 16:43

Help need please. I cannot find the above born 1917 approx. in the military records. This info was taken from his son’s birth certificate in 1945. He is known to have survived the war. Possibly mistranscribed as Hobson? It would be lovely if one of you could find out anything about this person. Thank you. Chrissie

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 4 Nov 2017 16:59

WW2 service records are still with the MOD and are not online. Have a look here to see how to order them (cost £30 and quite a lengthy wait for them to arrive):-

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

Kath. x

Christine

Christine Report 4 Nov 2017 17:19

Thank you Kath, that’s why I can’t find him! Chrisx

Ron2

Ron2 Report 5 Nov 2017 20:25

I would dispute the rank of "Private" you have quoted. His proper rank if he was not an NCO and if he served in the Royal Engineers, would have been "Sapper" aka "Spr". Pity you've no knowledge of units he served with as would make him easier to find. Us Sprs are Ubique. Best of luck with your search

Christine

Christine Report 8 Nov 2017 15:58

Hi Ron2

Sorry, just spotted your post - this is all we know about his war record at the moment. Found parents and siblings on Freebmd. We know nothing of him after 1945, except possible remarriage in 1950. Thanks. Chris